Anthony Mann

The Furies

The Furies

Barbara Stanwyck and Walter Huston are at their fierce finest in master Hollywood craftsman Anthony Mann’s crackling western melodrama The Furies. In 1870s New Mexico Territory, megalomaniacal widowed ranch owner T. C. Jeffords (Huston, in his final role) butts heads with his daughter, Vance (Stanwyck), a firebrand with serious daddy issues, over her dowry, choice of husband, and, finally, ownership of the land itself. Both sophisticated in its view of frontier settlement and ablaze with searing domestic drama, The Furies is a hidden treasure of American filmmaking, boasting Oscar™–nominated cinematography and vivid supporting turns from Judith Anderson, Wendell Corey, and Gilbert Roland.

Film Info

  • Anthony Mann
  • United States
  • 1950
  • 109 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #435

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary featuring film historian Jim Kitses (Horizons West)
  • The Movies: "Action Speaks Louder than Words," a 1967 television interview with director Anthony Mann
  • A rare, 1931 on-camera interview with Walter Huston, made for the movie theater series Intimate Interviews
  • New video interview with Nina Mann, daughter of Anthony Mann
  • Stills gallery of rare behind-the-scenes photos
  • Theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by renowned critic Robin Wood and a 1957 Cahiers du cinéma interview with Mann, as well as a new printing of Niven Busch's original novel

New cover by Eric Skillman

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary featuring film historian Jim Kitses (Horizons West)
  • The Movies: "Action Speaks Louder than Words," a 1967 television interview with director Anthony Mann
  • A rare, 1931 on-camera interview with Walter Huston, made for the movie theater series Intimate Interviews
  • New video interview with Nina Mann, daughter of Anthony Mann
  • Stills gallery of rare behind-the-scenes photos
  • Theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by renowned critic Robin Wood and a 1957 Cahiers du cinéma interview with Mann, as well as a new printing of Niven Busch's original novel

New cover by Eric Skillman

The Furies
Cast
Barbara Stanwyck
Vance Jeffords
Walter Huston
T.C. Jeffords
Wendell Corey
Rip Darrow
Judith Anderson
Flo Burnett
Gilbert Roland
Juan Herrera
Thomas Gomez
El Tigre
Beulah Bondi
Mrs. Anaheim
Albert Dekker
Mr. Reynolds
Credits
Director
Anthony Mann
Producer
Hal B. Wallis
Cinematography
Victor Milner
Music
Franz Waxman
Screenplay
Charles Schnee
From the novel by
Niven Busch
Art direction
Henry Bumstead
Art direction
Hans Dreier
Special photographic effects
Gordon Jennings
Process photography
Farciot Edouart
Set decoration
Sam Comer
Set decoration
Bertram Granger
Editing
Archie Marshek
Costumes
Edith Head

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