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The Chase (1966)

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The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.

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Charlie 'Bubber' Reeves
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Val Rogers
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Ruby Calder
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Emily Stewart
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Mrs. Reeves
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Damon Fuller
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Most everyone in town thinks that Sheriff Calder is merely a puppet of rich oil-man Val Rogers. When it is learned that local baddie Bubber Reeves has escaped prison, Rogers' son is concerned because he is having an affair with Reeves' wife. It seems many others in town feel they may have reasons to fear Reeves. Calder's aim is to bring Reeves in alive, unharmed. Calder will have to oppose the powerful Rogers on one hand and mob violence on the other, in his quest for justice. Written by Buxx Banner <bux572@aol.com>

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17 February 1966 (USA)  »

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Ein Mann wird gejagt  »

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Producer Sam Spiegel wanted Peter O'Toole, who had had to sign a seven-year contract with Spiegel to get the part of T.E. Lawrence in Spiegel's Oscar-winning Lawrence of Arabia (1962), to play the part of Jake. O'Toole turned it down; he was furious that his contract with Spiegel prevented him from accepting the lead role in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), director David Lean's production of Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago (1965), thought the screenplay was a "ghastly" "lifts-the-lid-of" potboiler akin to Grace Metalious' Peyton Place (1957). James Fox was signed to the role after he proved he could play a Texas accent. See more »

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Every locomotive seen in railroad scenes is diesel powered but all sounds are from steam locomotive whistles. Diesels use horns, not whistles. See more »

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Damon: Well now, Sheriff, it's nice to know that you're out here on patrol.
Sheriff Calder: No, no, I'm not on patrol. Just lookin' for an ice cream cone, that's all.
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better than I expected
15 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

The lukewarm reviews and comments led me to expect less than what I found in this decent movie of small-town corruption. Most of it is probably due to a pretty good cast - Brando is excellent, and Duvall, Dickinson, and E.G.Marshall put in good work. Redford's part is too small to do much with. I too was astounded at James Fox's pretty darn good Southern accent; it was so good that at first I couldn't place him, and then all those British roles came back to me in surprise. The script is ok too, and one would like to know more about the backstage fighting that went on over it between Hellman & company. The Panavision color is excellent; far better than what we have today. The portrayal of small-town bigotry, duplicity, jealousy, betrayal, and infidelity is well-done, and the spectacular junkyard Gotterdamerung is a chilling finale. The flick is definitely worth seeing.


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