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The Chase -- This steamy pot-boiler follows the intrigues surrounding an escaped convict who attempts to return to the small southern town where he was raised. THE CHASE boasts Brando as a disillusioned sheriff, Dickinson as his unhappy wife, Redford as the wrongly convicted criminal and Fonda as his misbehavedwife.


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Release Date:
17 February 1966 (USA) See more »
A breathless, explosive story See more »
The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Unsung classic See more (61 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marlon Brando ... Sheriff Calder

Jane Fonda ... Anna Reeves

Robert Redford ... Charlie 'Bubber' Reeves

E.G. Marshall ... Val Rogers

Angie Dickinson ... Ruby Calder

Janice Rule ... Emily Stewart

Miriam Hopkins ... Mrs. Reeves

Martha Hyer ... Mary Fuller

Richard Bradford ... Damon Fuller

Robert Duvall ... Edwin Stewart

James Fox ... Jason 'Jake' Rogers
Diana Hyland ... Elizabeth Rogers

Henry Hull ... Briggs

Jocelyn Brando ... Mrs. Briggs
Katherine Walsh ... Verna Dee
Lori Martin ... Cutie
Marc Seaton ... Paul (as Marc Skaton)

Paul Williams ... Seymour

Clifton James ... Lem Brewster

Malcolm Atterbury ... Mr. Reeves
Nydia Westman ... Mrs. Henderson
Joel Fluellen ... Lester Johnson
Steve Ihnat ... Archie
Maurice Manson ... Moore

Bruce Cabot ... Sol

Steve Whittaker ... Deputy Slim
Pamela Curran ... Mrs. Sifftifieus
Ken Renard ... Sam (as Ken Benard)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Anderson ... Reporter (uncredited)
James Anderson ... Simmons (uncredited)
Ray Ballard ... Man in Crowd (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Mr. Vincent (uncredited)
Matilda Brewer ... Woman (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Conventioneer (uncredited)
Rufis Burke ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Nellie Burt ... Mrs. Simms (uncredited)
Dee Carroll ... Woman at Park Bench (uncredited)
Steve Carruthers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Woody Chambliss ... Salesman (uncredited)
Ron Chase ... Boy (uncredited)
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Dort Clark ... Chief of Police (uncredited)
Richard Collier ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jacqueline D'Avril ... Foremam's Wife (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Joe Dominguez ... Worker (uncredited)
Vicki Draves ... Girl (uncredited)
Lori Fontaine ... Girl (uncredited)
Mel Gallagher ... LeRoy (uncredited)
Ray Galvin ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Richard Garland ... Dental Delegate (uncredited)
Anthony Ghazlo Sr. ... Butler (uncredited)

Monte Hale ... Dental Delegate (uncredited)
Jill Hill ... Girl (uncredited)
Clyde Howdy ... Deputy Preston (uncredited)
James Jeter ... Man (uncredited)
Kenneth Konopka ... Man (uncredited)
Tina Menard ... Mexican Woman (uncredited)
William Mims ... Salesman (uncredited)
Ralph Moody ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ruben Moreno ... Foreman (uncredited)
Stevenson Phillips ... Geologist (uncredited)
Bertha Powell ... Mother (uncredited)
Patricia Quinn ... Girl at Party (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Davis Roberts ... Roy (uncredited)
Charles Seel ... Texan at Party (uncredited)
Grady Sutton ... Mr. Siftifieus (uncredited)
Curtis Taylor ... J.L (uncredited)
Susan Tracy ... Teenager (uncredited)
Felipe Turich ... Worker (uncredited)

Herb Voland ... Dental Delegate (uncredited)
Guy Way ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cathy Williams ... Young Woman (uncredited)
Rodney Willis ... Black Child (uncredited)
George Winters ... Boy (uncredited)
Howard Wright ... Mr. Crain (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Penn 
Writing credits
Horton Foote (play "The Chase")

Lillian Hellman 

Produced by
Sam Spiegel .... producer
Original Music by
John Barry 
Cinematography by
Joseph LaShelle  (as Joseph La Shelle)
Film Editing by
Gene Milford 
Production Design by
Richard Day 
Art Direction by
Robert Luthardt 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
Costume Design by
Makeup Department
Virginia Jones .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Harry Maret .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Joe Wonder .... unit production manager (as Joseph M. Wonder)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Curtis Havens .... second unit director (as Jim Havens)
Russell Saunders .... assistant director
C.M. Florance .... assistant director (uncredited)
Robert Templeton .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
William V. Kantor .... props (uncredited)
Clarence Peet .... props (uncredited)
Ed Shanley .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Cox .... sound dubbing
James Z. Flaster .... sound
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
Doug Grant .... boom operator (uncredited)
Harold Lee .... recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dave Koehler .... special effects (uncredited)
Paul Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Hosler .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Jacobsen .... electrician (uncredited)
Paul Jacobsen .... rigger (uncredited)
Eugene Lenoir .... assistant camera (uncredited)
John Monte .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bill L. Norton .... camera operator (uncredited)
Robert Surtees .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Seldon White .... gaffer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Seth Banks .... wardrobe (uncredited)
James M. George .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Marie Osborne .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Virginia Pherrin .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Eric Tomlinson .... music recordist
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
Other crew
Maurice Binder .... title designer: main titles
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Jean-Étienne Siry .... poster designer (french version) (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
135 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Norway:15 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (video rating) (1996) | UK:X (1966) | USA:Approved (cut) | West Germany:16 (f)

Did You Know?

John Hodiak played the Brando role in the original stage version.See more »
Continuity: When the sheriff is telling Bubber's parents about Bubber's escape, Mr Reeves' position in relation to the verandah changes three times.See more »
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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37 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Unsung classic, 3 May 2001
Author: James Thomas ( from Northeast Texas

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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