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The Chase (1966)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 25 April 1966 (Japan)
The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.

Director:

Arthur Penn

Writers:

Horton Foote (based on the novel and play "The Chase"), Lillian Hellman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlon Brando ... Calder
Jane Fonda ... Anna
Robert Redford ... Bubber
E.G. Marshall ... Val Rogers (as E. G. Marshall)
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 Rogers (Jake)
Diana Hyland ... Elizabeth Rogers
Henry Hull ... Briggs
Jocelyn Brando ... Mrs. Briggs
Katherine Walsh ... Verna Dee
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Storyline

Most everyone in town thinks that Sheriff Calder is merely a puppet of rich oil-man Val Rogers. When it is learned that local baddie Bubber Reeves has escaped prison, Rogers' son is concerned because he is having an affair with Reeves' wife. It seems many others in town feel they may have reasons to fear Reeves. Calder's aim is to bring Reeves in alive, unharmed. Calder will have to oppose the powerful Rogers on one hand and mob violence on the other, in his quest for justice. Written by Buxx Banner <bux572@aol.com>

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Taglines:

"The Chase" Is On! From Sam Spiegel, the man who excited the screen with "Bridge on the River Kwai" and "Lawrence of Arabia"! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 April 1966 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sam Spiegel's Production The Chase See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,000,000, 31 December 1966
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Horizon Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jane Fonda portrayed the film's screenplay writer Lillian Hellman in Julia (1977). See more »

Goofs

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

Sheriff Calder: The best thing about turning over a new leaf on Saturday night is that it disappears with a Sunday morning hangover.
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Highly underrated picture.
22 December 1999 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"The Chase" is a powerful and underrated drama. It has most of the ingredients that are required for a solid dramatic picture: exceptional acting (particularly by Brando), careful directing, well-drawn characters and good production values. The first half meanders a little, but in the second half the tension mounts and the film becomes constantly more and more involving and moving. So why does it have such a low reputation? Maybe because of all those reported production problems. But who cares? They're certainly not evident in the film! Recommended for mature viewers.


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