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The Chase -- The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.

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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 »
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Great Cast in Smoldering Drama See more (53 total) »

Cast

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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:
James Anderson ... Escaped Convict (uncredited)

Billy Bletcher ... Endowment Announcer at Party (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Conventioneer (uncredited)
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Mr. Siftifieus (uncredited)
Richard Collier ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... White-Haired Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
Mel Gallagher ... (uncredited)
Ray Galvin ... (uncredited)

Monte Hale ... (uncredited)
Ralph Moody ... (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... White-Haired Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
Davis Roberts ... (uncredited)
Grady Sutton ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George Winters ... (uncredited)
Howard Wright ... (uncredited)
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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)
 
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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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Producer Sam Spiegel wanted Peter O'Toole, who had had to sign a seven-year contract with Spiegel to get the part of T.E. Lawrence in Spiegel's Oscar-winning Lawrence of Arabia (1962), to play the part of Jake. O'Toole turned it down; he was furious that his contract with Spiegel prevented him from accepting the lead role in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), director David Lean's production of Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago (1965), thought the screenplay was a "ghastly" "lifts-the-lid-of" potboiler akin to Grace Metalious' Peyton Place (1957). James Fox was signed to the role after he proved he could play a Texas accent.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Every locomotive seen in railroad scenes is diesel powered but all sounds are from steam locomotive whistles. Diesels use horns, not whistles.See more »
Quotes:
Damon:Well now, Sheriff, it's nice to know that you're out here on patrol.
Sheriff Calder:No, no, I'm not on patrol. Just lookin' for an ice cream cone, that's all.
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Great Cast in Smoldering Drama, 29 December 2010
Author: kenjha

The lives of the residents of a small Texas town are disrupted after a local man escapes from prison and returns home. Most of the action in this smoldering drama takes place over the course of a few hours on Saturday night, as hard drinking leads to mob mentality among the townspeople. It boasts a fabulous cast headed by Brando as the earnest sheriff. Dickinson is fine as his wife. Fonda and Redford are OK in their first appearance together, but Rule steals the film as the town lush. Despite rolling around in dirt and jumping in a river, Redford's hair looks freshly shampooed and groomed throughout. This is arguably Penn's best film.

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