Pursued (1947)

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A boy haunted by nightmares about the night his entire family was murdered is brought up by a neighboring family in the 1880s. He falls for his lovely adoptive sister but his nasty adoptive brother and mysterious uncle want him dead.


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15 February 2017 | HarryLags
9
| Great Western Classic with a lot of tragedy.
Looking at the other reviews for "Pursued", I don't think I have to repeat the plot summary for this dark, thoughtful 1947 western, directed by Raoul Walsh. And so the stage is set for what has been called the first psychological western. You can safely throw in film noir and melodrama, as well.

Robert Mitchum and Theresa Wright are very good as the possibly doomed couple. The story told in flashbacks and flashbacks within flashbacks with the narration of Robert Mitchum, a relentless villain, a hidden family mystery...plus gunfights and New Mexico scenery.

Interesting camera-work is the main attribute of this late 1940s western. It plays and looks more like a film noir than a western, but there is nothing wrong with that. I enjoyed that aspect, especially the noir-like cinematography. I say the latter because of all the stark black-and-white contrasts, night scenes and facial closeups.

Conclusion - I'd call this a must-see film, I find it has lots of great moments.It's a movie I enjoy watching again and again. Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Judith Anderson, Dean Jagger and company all acted well, and I appreciated their talents. Great Film..

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