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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 »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 hidden treasure 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)
 
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Runtime:
135 min
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Color:
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:
The casting director rejected Faye Dunaway, telling her she wasn't pretty enough for movies and should stick to theater.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:
Emily Stewart:Shoot a man for sleeping with someone's wife? That's silly. Half the town'd be wiped out.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Brando (2007) (TV)See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A hidden treasure, 25 May 2009
Author: Hrannar Baldursson from Iceland

I had never heard about The Chase. Rented it from the local library, since it starred Marlon Brando and Robert Redford. Just watched it this morning. It blew me away. Without a doubt it is the best movie I have seen in 2009, and one of the movies to remember.

It does have some problems with editing and music at the outset and feels oddly paced in the first half hour, but when it finds its tone and picks up the pace, it's a true roller coaster ride of emotions.

The characters are archetypes, and the story aims more for dramatic effect than realism.

Brando is fine as the honest Sheriff, and Dickinson puts in excellent performance as his supportive wife. Redford is the outlaw on the run as an escape convict, even though he seems to be one of the most decent people around. Jane Fonda is his wife, who has fallen in love with the town's prince, played by James Fox who is on his own parallel escape from his father's (E.G. Marshall) money and materialism. Robert Duvall also gives a nice little supporting performance.

The villain is mob behavior, corruption, and a society that looks for pure pleasure instead of some sense and meaning. Honest and decent people are on the run from society's destructive tendencies, and the only one to protect the innocence of society is a single Sheriff, who does everything in his power to protect the law that nobody respects but himself.

Perhaps I am giving The Chase such a high rating partly because I had never heard about it before, and was completely blown away. It contains a lot of complex characters, and feels in the opening more like a play than a movie, but if you give it a chance, you may be pleasantly surprised.

I think it should belong to the Western genre, even though it takes place in the 60's. It got guys in cowboy hats, an outlaw, a sheriff, a rich man that is taking over everything, some romance, bystanders that aren't very innocent, and a wild bunch that happens to hide within a very disturbed society.

Highly recommended.

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