Desert Fury (1947)

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The daughter of a Nevada casino owner gets involved with a racketeer, despite everyone's efforts to separate them.



  • Lizabeth Scott in Desert Fury (1947)
  • Burt Lancaster and Lizabeth Scott in Desert Fury (1947)
  • Lizabeth Scott in Desert Fury (1947)
  • Lizabeth Scott in Desert Fury (1947)
  • John Hodiak in Desert Fury (1947)
  • Burt Lancaster in Desert Fury (1947)

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6 October 2011 | ptb-8
Desert Fairy
Oh god, what a petrie dish fry up! DESERT FURY is literally hysterical, like a shrill daytime soapie with cinema values. Made in 1947 in perfect glossy Technicolor to distract you from the beserkness and tawdry storyline, this is one terrific exercise in censorship busting antics that managed to fulfill it's reputation. Lizabeth Scott, like a naughty green fairy loose from a bottle of Absinthe, Wendell Corey as the housewife to creepy-teeth gangster mate John Hodiak, Burt Lancaster pretending he doesn't know and Mary Astor the battle cruiser mother each out vie each other in every scene with a regular exchange of niceties followed by face slapping or tantrum and threat. Every scene, like a roundelay of temperament. DESERT FURY is genuine queer cinema. With incest hinted, guns and car tyre screeching, sinister sunglass wearing and cactus pricks everywhere, this wacky hussy of a film makes for a terrific couch night with friends who have never seen it.

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