The Chase

Arthur Penn (director)
Horton Foote (novel, play)
Lillian Hellman (screenwriter)
Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Janice Rule (starring)

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1966. Vintage studio still photograph of Janice Rule from 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.

Set in Texas, shot on location in California (Calabasas and Chico).

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine with faint toning and light creating at the extremities.

Spicer US. Twilight Time.

[Book #158842]