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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 »
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A breathless, explosive story See more »
Plot:
The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Highly underrated picture. See more (60 total) »

Cast

  (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
Donfeld 
 
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)
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
135 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
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)

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Trivia:
Producer Sam Spiegel had acquired the property this film was based on in the 1950s and originally wanted Marlon Brando to play the role of Jason "Jake" Rogers and Marilyn Monroe to play his lover, Anna Reeves. By the time production began in 1965, however, Brando was too old to play the role of the son, and took the part of Sheriff Calder instead. Brando was paid $750,000 and his production company Pennebaker was paid a fee of $130,000 (Brando's sister Jocelyn Brando also was cast in the small role of Mrs. Briggs).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Bubber is climbing along the roof of the train, it is coming towards the viewer. He then swings down into an open door of a freight car on the right hand side of the screen. The next shots show Bubber with the open door in the background on the right hand of the screen but now the train is going away from the viewer. There is now a road running beside the train and there are orchards of trees that were not there before.See more »
Quotes:
Sheriff Calder:The best thing about turning over a new leaf on Saturday night is that it disappears with a Sunday morning hangover.See more »
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27 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Highly underrated picture., 22 December 1999
Author: gridoon

"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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