The Capture (1950)

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Virtually ignored at the time of its release, Capture has built up a small but enthusiastic following since its lapse into public domain. American oil man Lew Ayres kills a coworker whom he suspects of robbery. Thinking it over, Ayres wonders whether or not the man was innocent. He seeks out his victim's widow, played by Teresa Wright. They fall in love and marry, which does nothing to soothe Ayres' guilty conscience. When he discovers who was actually behind the robbery, Ayres goes after the real culprit, who is accidentally killed before justice can be done. Falsely accused of murder, Ayres now fully understands the untenable position of the man he'd killed so long before. The Capture was produced by Niven Busch, the then-husband of Teresa Wright.

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Teresa Wright
as Ellen Yevlin Vanner
Lew Ayres
as Lin Vanner / Lindley Brown
Victor Jory
as Father Gomez
Jacqueline White
as Luana Gomez
Jimmy Hunt
as Mike Tevlin
Barry Kelley
as Earl C. Mahoney
Felipe Turich
as Cpl. Juan Valdez
Edwin Rand
as Sam Tevlin
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