The Fugitive Movie Review 1948

Information and Film Reviews for The Fugitive the Movie

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Fonda is a priest devoted to God and the peasants under his care when he finds himself on the run after religion is outlawed in this nameless South-of-the-border dictatorship. Despite the danger of capture, he continues to minister to his flock. His eventual martyrdom unites the villagers in prayer. Considered Fonda's best performance; Ford's favorite film. Shot on location in Mexico. Excellent supporting performances. Based on the Graham Greene novel "The Power and the Glory" although considerably cleaned up for the big screen--Greene's priest had lost virtually all of his faith and moral code. Here the priest is a genuine Ford hero. A gem.


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Available on VHS
Running time 99 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Nuns & Priests, Rebel With a Cause, South America, Books to Film: Graham Greene, 4 Bones
Dudley Nichols
Henry Fonda, Dolores Del Rio, Pedro Armendariz, J. Carrol Naish, Leo Carrillo, Ward Bond, Robert Armstrong, John Qualen
John Ford
Argosy, Merian C. Cooper, John Ford

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