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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Briggs
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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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In the early 50s, Gary Cooper acquired the rights for the material, which would have teamed him with Montgomery Clift, but he could not arrange financing. He sold the rights to Leland Hayward' and Anatole Litvak. Although that version of the film was not made, Sam Spiegel eventually filmed it in 1966 with Marlon Brando playing the role Cooper would have. See more »

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The blood patterns on Calder's shirt are different when he brings Bubber back to gaol as compared to when he left to get him. See more »

Quotes

Lem Brewster: The taxes in this town pay your salary to protect the place.
Sheriff Calder: Well, if anything happens to you, Lem, we'll give you a refund.
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References Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) See more »

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Highly underrated picture.
22 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

"The Chase" is a powerful and underrated drama. It has most of the ingredients that are required for a solid dramatic picture: exceptional acting (particularly by Brando), careful directing, well-drawn characters and good production values. The first half meanders a little, but in the second half the tension mounts and the film becomes constantly more and more involving and moving. So why does it have such a low reputation? Maybe because of all those reported production problems. But who cares? They're certainly not evident in the film! Recommended for mature viewers.


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