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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie 'Bubber' Reeves
Val Rogers
Ruby Calder
Emily Stewart
Mrs. Reeves
Mary Fuller
Damon Fuller
Edwin Stewart
Jason 'Jake' Rogers
Diana Hyland ...
Elizabeth Rogers
Mrs. Briggs
Katherine Walsh ...
Verna Dee


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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Release Date:

17 February 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Mann wird gejagt  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Marlon Brando did not like the part of Sheriff Calder, and complained that all he did in the picture was wander around. He began referring to himself as "The Old Lamplighter". See more »


Just before Reeves discovers that the good Samaritan motorist has been murdered, there are several shoes visible on the ground just behind his head. See more »


Emily Stewart: Shoot a man for sleeping with someone's wife? That's silly. Half the town'd be wiped out.
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Featured in Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film (2002) See more »

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Unsung classic
3 May 2001 | by (Northeast Texas) – See all my reviews

The Chase did get pretty awful reviews when it was released but this is a movie to seek out, if for nothing else the performances. A young Richard Bradford is extremely believable as the town bully and womanizer. Robert Duvall as a henpecked husband. Jane Fonda and Robert Redford in early roles. The real reason to catch this one, however, is Brando's performance, which (as noted by another reviewer) is one of his better ones. I saw this movie when it was released and left the theater feeling exhaustion as well as an inner turmoil because the movie made me so mad! The fight scene at the sheriff's office was pretty violent for it's time and was quite upsetting. Great acting all around. Check it out.

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