The Furies The Furies

The Furies

Anthony Mann

 
The Furies (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

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  • United States
  • 1950
  • 109 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #435

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.

Cast

Vance JeffordsBarbara Stanwyck
T.C. JeffordsWalter Huston
Rip DarrowWendell Corey
Flo BurnettJudith Anderson
Juan HerreraGilbert Roland
El TigreThomas Gomez
Mrs. AnaheimBeulah Bondi
Mr. ReynoldsAlbert Dekker

Credits

DirectorAnthony Mann
ProducerHal B. Wallis
CinematographyVictor Milner
MusicFranz Waxman
ScreenplayCharles Schnee
From the novel byNiven Busch
Art directionHenry Bumstead and Hans Dreier
Special photographic effectsGordon Jennings
Process photographyFarciot Edouart
Set decorationSam Comer and Bertram Granger
EditingArchie Marshek
CostumesEdith Head

Disc 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

Film Essays

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The Furies: Mann of the Western

By Robin Wood June 23, 2008

The year 1950 marked a turning point in Anthony Mann’s career, the moment when he passed from the series of brilliant film noir B movies that had established him to the westerns that made him a . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

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The Furies: Mann of the Western

By Robin Wood June 23, 2008

The year 1950 marked a turning point in Anthony Mann’s career, the moment when he passed from the series of brilliant film noir B movies that had established him to the westerns that made him a . . . Read more »

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