The Chase

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1966. Vintage black-and-white still photograph from the US release of the 1966 film.

An underrated, key film for director Penn, something of an intellectual thriller, made between two better known films, "Mickey One" (1965) and "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967). Also, very much an acting tour de force, with early performances by Robert Duvall, Jane Fonda, and Robert Redford, and an exceptional turn by Brando as a town sheriff facing painful choices. The film itself was the subject of am acrimonious struggle for creative control between the director and studio, coincidentally making the production mirror the themes of upheaval of the social order and the fight for freedom within the film story.

A story set in Texas, shot partially on location there.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #133029]