Face of a Fugitive (1959)

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A robber in custody, becomes wanted for murder when his younger brother kills a deputy sheriff to help him escape.


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12 August 2007 | apulrang
| A little western, little known, with big ideas
If the big idea of "High Noon", which this movie resembles, was "Duty", then the big idea of "Face of a Fugitive" is "The Rule of Law". The plot hinges on a young sheriff's devotion to the law against the power of wealth and force ... and on a criminal who while trying to dodge the law, ends up defending it. Two lines stood out to me. In one, someone describes the sheriff as always reading his law books, "the way other men read the Bible". In the other notable line, the sheriff argues with his girlfriend that the law, not guns, must prevail, while the girlfriend says that he's wrong, that guns are more powerful. This movie suggests that both are correct, to a degree, but that ultimately, the law is both firmer and more generous, even to a fugitive.

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May 1959



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Sonora, California, USA

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