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The Chase (1966)

The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.

Director:

Arthur Penn

Writers:

Horton Foote (play), Lillian Hellman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlon Brando ... Calder
Jane Fonda ... Anna
Robert Redford ... Bubber
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 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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 April 1966 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Mann wird gejagt See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,000,000, 31 December 1966
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

At approximately 34:41 (Netflix running time), just after the exterior party sequence begins, there is a two-shot of, left to right, Sheriff Calder (Marlon Brando) and Ruby Calder (Angie Dickinson). A few minutes later (38:10) when Val Rogers (E.G. Marshall) approaches Sheriff Calder and Ruby Calder, seated at the same table, Angie Dickinson is seated on the left and Marlon Brando is seated on the right. See more »

Quotes

Lem Brewster: The taxes in this town pay your salary to protect the place.
Sheriff Calder: Well, if anything happens to you, Lem, we'll give you a refund.
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Brando rides again and brilliantly at that
19 September 2005 | by kbraiSee all my reviews

Why this film got torn apart by critics when it was released baffles me. It is a solid film with great performances all around. There is drama, tension and all in all very crisp direction.

Brando proves again why he is simple the best ever, he is absolutely brilliant. The scenes that he has with Angie Dickinson and then his legendary beating up scene are just worth the price a ticket. He over shadows everyone. His character is the moral fiber of the town and how he stands up to the bigoted town and then walk away from it is the crux of the story. Some great lines are uttered by him are hilarious and totally steal the scene from the rest of the cast.

A good film and from the period in the 60s when all the so called movie critics said he (Brando) anything great.

well they are wrong as proved by - the chase, reflections in a golden eye, burn, one eyed jacks, mutiny on the bounty.

way to go Brando and Arthur Penn.


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