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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:
A dated but still powerful film See more (54 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:
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)

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)
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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:
Steve McQueen was the producer's early choice for the role played by Robert Redford.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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Featured in Brando (2007) (TV)See more »

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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A dated but still powerful film, 17 January 1999
Author: Richard van Abbe (scribe@ican.net) from Toronto

Much sexual water has gone under the bridge since the 1960s, and more than a few installments of "The Playboy Philosophy." So now, at the millennium's turning, a tale in which the prejudices, cynicism and sexual infidelities of a small southern town's dissolute ruling class figure prominently seems dated, even quaint. Yet such is the terrifyingly plausible spiral into anarchy depicted in 1966's The Chase that Arthur Penn's controversial film remains a disturbing piece of cinema. A thinner (but still imposing) Marlon Brando plays Sherrif Calder, a lone, laconic voice of reason in a town rapidly going insane on a hot summer's night. E.G. Marshall is Val Rogers, bank president and town monarch, suitably surrounded by fawning lackeys such as Ed Stewart (Robert Duvall, uncharacteristically loathsome as a milquetoast cuckold aching for revenge). The spark for the climactic firestorm is the return of "Bubba" Reeves, who has escaped from prison after being sent away for joy-riding in a stolen airplane. Everyone assumes he is coming back to avenge himself on Rogers' son, who has been keeping company with Reeves' wife Anna (Jane Fonda). The film's weakest performance is, arguably, turned in by Robert Redford, who is much too pretty and soft-spoken to be convincing as the fugitive hellion, Bubba. Overall, however, The Chase features some memorable performances, including those of Brando, Duvall and Janice Rule as Duvall's slutty wife, Emily. In addition to the fearsome inevitability of its violence, The Chase is notable for the horrific realism of the beating inflicted on the sherrif by a couple of corporate good 'ol boys - almost certainly the most graphic beating Hollywood had ever dared to put on film, and possibly unrivalled to this day for its sheer ferocity. Critics may have made much of the film's flaws, but as a study of a dysfunctional society poised to explode, The Chase still stands up as a sobering and powerful movie experience.

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