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The Fugitive (1947)

Approved | | Drama, History | 27 March 1948 (Mexico)
Anti-Catholic and anti-cleric policies in the Mexican state of Tabasco lead the revolutionary government to persecute the state's last remaining priest.

Directors:

John Ford, Emilio Fernández (uncredited)

Writers:

Dudley Nichols (screenplay), Graham Greene (novel)
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Complete credited cast:
Henry Fonda ... A Fugitive
Dolores del Rio ... An Indian Woman (as Dolores Del Rio)
Pedro Armendáriz ... A Lieutenant of Police (as Pedro Armendariz)
J. Carrol Naish ... A Police Informer
Leo Carrillo ... A Chief of Police
Ward Bond ... El Gringo
Robert Armstrong ... A Sergeant of Police
John Qualen ... A Refugee Doctor
Fortunio Bonanova ... The Governor's Cousin
Chris-Pin Martin ... An Organ-Grinder (as Cris-Pin Martin)
Miguel Inclán ... A Hostage (as Miguel Inclan)
Fernando Fernández ... A Singer (as Fernando Fernandez)
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Based of the Graham Greene novel about a revolutionary priest in Central America. A priest who is The Fugitive is trying to getaway from the authorities who have denounced Christianity and want anyone linked to it dead. The Fugitive finds shelter with an Indian Woman (The Woman), a faithful parishioner, who gives the priest directions to Puerto Grande, where he could then board a ship and sail to freedom in America. On his journey to Puerto Grande, he meets up with a man who says he will protect him. In reality, he is the Police Informer and once The Fugitive realizes this, he is back on the run, but the Police Informer is never far behind along with the authorities. Written by Kelly

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Peril-Laden adventure ... of a man's desperate plight !

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Drama | History

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Trivia

Based on the novel, The Power and the Glory (1940), by Graham Greene See more »

Goofs

When the Priest is on line getting ready to board a ship, he is approached by a young boy that was baptized by him. The boy informs him that his mother is dying and wishes for the priest to come home with him to give her the last rites. What is not explained is how did the boy just happen to know that the priest was in town and getting ready to board a ship at that precise moment and in the third class section. See more »

Quotes

A Fugitive: I have a question, Lieutenant. When did you lose your faith?
A Lieutenant of Police: When I found a better one.
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Soundtracks

Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
("The Dying Cowboy") (uncredited)
American folk ballad based on an older sea song (1932)
Variation heard as theme for the Gringo (Ward Bond)
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Gripping adaptation of Graham Greene's Treatise
14 May 2001 | by aromatic-2See all my reviews

John Ford's adaptation of Graham Greene's "The Power And The Glory" captures perfectly the potential for the seven deadly sins in all of us. It is an incredibly and understatedly raw and emotional and downright earthy movie. The entire supporting cast is brilliant, and Fonda, of course, is excellent, if not precisely ideal. This is in all senses, a quintessential study in soul-searching.


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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1948 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Labyrinthine Ways See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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