Duel in the Sun

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When her father is hanged for shooting his wife and her lover, half-breed pearl chevez goes to live with distant relatives in texas


Studio MGM
SKU 40237843
UPC 027616905741
UPC 14 00027616905741
Format DVD
Release Date 5/12/2009
Rating NR
Essential Cinema
Family Interaction
Love Triangle
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Dubbed "Lust in the Dust" by Hollywood wags and, at $5 million, the most expensive film made up to that time, DUEL IN THE SUN stars Jennifer Jones as Pearl Chavez, a stunning young half-breed. After her father's death, she's taken in by distant relative Laura Belle McCanles (Lillian Gish), whose husband, Senator (Lionel Barrymore), is a Texas cattle baron of immense wealth. She soons finds herself attracted to the two McCanles sons: the magnetic hell-raiser Lewt (Gregory Peck) and the educated, restrained Jesse (Joseph Cotten). Since Pearl is presumed to have inherited her mother's hot-blooded disposition, she's tagged as a bad girl by Lewt, who quickly makes a pass at her without success. But with Jesse away on business, she and Lewt eventually become lovers, although she still can't decide which of the two she loves. Meanwhile, Senator is embroiled in a dispute over the invasion of his property by railroad interests, becoming enraged when Jesse chooses the pen over the shotgun as a negotiating tool. Saturated in sexual innuendo, this fabulously overripe, overproduced melodrama, which constantly teeters on the edge of camp, is, more than anything else, the product of David O. Selznick's megalomaniacal desire to top his earlier epic, GONE WITH THE WIND. That said, the acting is very good, as is Dimitri Tiomkin's score, and the crowd scenes are superbly orchestrated.
Plot Summary
Summary In this classic Western, two brothers become bitter rivals after a beautiful half-Indian woman comes to live on their sprawling ranch and disturbs their dynasty.
King Vidor
Jennifer Jones
Joseph Cotten
Gregory Peck
Cast & Crew
Butterfly McQueen - Actor
Charles Bickford - Actor
David O. Selznick - Screenplay
Dimitri Tiomkin - Musical Score
Gregory Peck - Actor
Harold Rosson - Cinematographer
Harry Carey - Actor
Herbert Marshall - Actor
Jennifer Jones - Actor
Joseph Cotten - Actor
King Vidor - Director
Lee Garmes - Cinematographer
Lillian Gish - Actor
Lionel Barrymore - Actor
Niven Busch - Based on Novel By
Niven Busch - Screenplay
Oliver H.P. Garrett - Screenplay
Orson Welles - Voice Of
Otto Kruger - Actor
Ray Rennahan - Cinematographer
Scott McKay - Actor
Sidney Blackmer - Actor
Walter Huston - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1946
Catalog ID 1006373
UPC 00027616905741
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 146 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Oscar (1947) Jennifer Jones, Nominee, Best Actress,Lillian Gish, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress
ReviewSource The Motion Picture Guide
Review ...an enormous western...full of grand spectacle...superlative entertainment... marvelous performanc
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Peck,Gregory
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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