The Furies (1950)

The Furies (1950)

The Furies





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Barbara Stanwyck and Walter Huston give standout performances in this dark, psychological western, which Martin Scorsese has compared to the work of Dostoevsky. T.C. Jeffords (Huston) is a cunning and highly successful ranch owner who has announced his engagement to a wealthy socialite, Flo Burnett (Judith Anderson). This news is not warmly received by his daughter Vance (Stanwyck); she had a romance of her own with gambler Rip Darrow (Wendell Corey) foiled by her father, and Vance does not care … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Western, Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Niven Busch, Charles Schnee
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 24, 2008
Paramount Pictures

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as Vance Jeffords

as T. C. Jeffords

as Rip Darrow

as Flo Burnett

as Juan Herrera

as El Tigre

as Mrs. Anaheim

as Reynolds

as Clay Jeffords

as Scotty Hyslip

as Herrera's Mother

as Dr. Grieve

as Aguirre Herrera

as Chiquita

as Dallas Hart

as Felix Herrera

as Carol Ann

as Young Anaheim

as Old Anaheim

as Cowhand

as Wagon Driver

as Wagon Driver's Son

as Old Man

as Wedding Guest

as Drunk Guest

as Dealer
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Critic Reviews for The Furies

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | November 18, 2006
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | November 18, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 18, 2006
New York Times
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A decisive building block for the Stewart westerns, but with an Athena-like force of its own

Full Review… | September 6, 2009

Of [Mann's] various transitional films, none is more consistently fascinating or misunderstood than the masterpiece The Furies.

Full Review… | July 10, 2008
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Audience Reviews for The Furies


Western Noir Epic Melodrama. (NOT a Buddy Movie, NOT a Musical.) A transitional and somewhat uneven work for Mann. Worth a look for many reasons - including bravaura final performance by Walter Huston.

I want Barbara Stanwyck to kick my ass. There, I said it.

Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer

Robust western with greek tragedy overtones. Stanwyck is great as always matched by Huston and Anderson.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

a great overlooked western from anthony mann. walter huston is always a joy to watch and in his last film he plays the boss of the furies, a man so powerful he prints his own currency. barbara stanwyck plays his willful daughter who's determined to control his ranch one way or another. she may have come from brooklyn but she looks like she belongs in the vast western landscapes. it's a compelling family melodrama with wonderful performances all around and great chemistry between father and daughter with their conflicts and tough talk. you'd almost think they were related. it's well worth checking out altho perhaps wrapped up a little too neatly in the end

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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