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The Capture (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Western | 8 April 1950 (USA)
A badly injured fugitive explains to a priest how he came to be in his present predicament.

Director:

John Sturges

Writer:

Niven Busch
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Complete credited cast:
Lew Ayres ... Vanner
Teresa Wright ... Ellen
Victor Jory ... Father Gomez
Jacqueline White ... Luana
Jimmy Hunt ... Mike
Barry Kelley ... Mahoney
Duncan Renaldo ... Carlos
William Bakewell ... Tolin
Milton Parsons ... Thin Man
Frank Matts ... Juan
Felipe Turich Felipe Turich ... Valdez
Edwin Rand Edwin Rand ... Tevlin
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Badly injured and hunted by the police, Lin Vanner takes refuge in a priest's home, and tells him what has happened. When Vanner was working in a Mexican oil field, he captured a man who was suspected of a payroll robbery, but then felt responsible when the man died in police custody. As a result of the incident, Vanner's fiancée broke off their engagement, and he resigned from his job. He later felt compelled to visit the dead man's widow, and ended up working on her ranch. But, as he now explains to the priest, the past has quickly caught up with him. Written by Snow Leopard

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Killing a Man is One Thing...Loving His Wife is Another...both are DYNAMITE! See more »

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low budget, could have been better
18 April 2020 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

John Sturges was a good and well-known director of westerns. The Capture is one of his lesser films, but is enhanced by the presence of Lew Ayres and Teresa Wright.

The movie starts with an injured Lin Vanner (Ayres) getting some help from a priest (Victor Jory) and telling his story. While looking for a man involved in a payroll robbery, he kills someone he believed was the criminal. The man was injured and unable to hold his arm up to surrender, and then doubt is cast on whether or not he stole the money.

Lin locates the man's wife (Wright) and, as she doesn't know who he is, he takes a job helping her on her farm. He becomes very fond of her and her young son. However, she goes through his things and learns his identity. After a confrontation, she admits it was a bad marriage and he was away most of the time. The two fall in love and marry. Lin then leaves to find out who really stole the payroll and clear her late husband's name.

This was a cut above most of the movies on this large collection I have of public domain noirs and mysteries.


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