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Duel in the Sun DVD 1 of 1

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40237843
UPC: 027616905741
UPC 14: 00027616905741
Rating: NR
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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
Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: MGM
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/12/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 146 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1946
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1006373
Video UPC UPC: 00027616905741
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Butterfly McQueen
Video Cast Info Charles Bickford
Video Cast Info Gregory Peck
Video Cast Info Harry Carey
Video Cast Info Herbert Marshall
Video Cast Info Jennifer Jones
Video Cast Info Joseph Cotten
Video Cast Info Lillian Gish
Video Cast Info Lionel Barrymore
Video Cast Info Otto Kruger
Video Cast Info Scott McKay
Video Cast Info Sidney Blackmer
Video Cast Info Walter Huston
Video Cast Info David O. Selznick - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Dimitri Tiomkin - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Harold Rosson - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info King Vidor - Director
Video Cast Info Lee Garmes - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Niven Busch - Based on Novel By
Video Cast Info Niven Busch - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Oliver H.P. Garrett - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Orson Welles - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Ray Rennahan - Cinematographer
Plot 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.


Oscar (1947)
   Video Award Name Jennifer Jones, Nominee, Best Actress
   Video Award Name Lillian Gish, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress

Professional Reviews

The Motion Picture Guide 7 of 10 enormous western...full of grand spectacle...superlative entertainment... marvelous performanc

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Peck,Gregory
Product attributeLabel:   Mgm Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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