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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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Mary Fuller
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Damon Fuller
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Edwin Stewart
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Jason 'Jake' Rogers
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Elizabeth Rogers
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Verna Dee
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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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Final film of Henry Hull. 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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Val Rogers: Bubber, let Jake walk forward. And if he's all right, I'll give you my car and see that you get out of here without anyone bothering you.
Charlie 'Bubber' Reeves: He can do that?
Jason 'Jake' Rogers: Yeah. He can do that.
Charlie 'Bubber' Reeves: Huh! What a world.
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An essential film for movie lovers
26 February 2012 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Arthur Penn degradation shows itself through light a number of citizens who, at a negligible and meaningless life, devote to vice and violence as a means of entertainment. All this vitiation will reach its climax with the arrival of Robert Redfrod, an inmate escaped from prison who decides to return to his village where he left no memories. Given this set of psychotic disorders, was born the figure of a superb Marlon Brando in the role of Sheriff, which attempt to establish order and sanity in the midst of this authentic Chase. Film consists of a huge cast of which stands out above all Marlon Brando, perhaps in one of his best performances.

"The Chase" is a harsh master and great film director Arthur Penn, producer Sam Spiegel and written by the great writer Lillian Hellman (The Little Foxes, The Children's Hour, etc..). Based on a work of Horton Foote, Lillian Hellman made a dramatic and very strong history of social protest; it sure would have loved to Lars Von Trier for his "trilogy USA."

Penn, Spiegel and Hellman, they could make an excellent movie, without the help of a great Marlon Brando in one of his most memorable, as well as a huge set of actors (Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Miriam Hopkins , EG Marshall, Robert Duvall, James Fox, etc..). And it has the great musical composition of maestro John Barry.

It is a film that any movie buff should miss. It is a Great movie. An impressive turns claustrophobic drama with the misery of a rotten society. It's a simple story, but true reflection of its time, exposing all the misery and vileness of human beings.


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