domingo, 3 de julio de 2011
Interesante western psicológico, con elementos propios del cine negro y de la tragedia. El guión es de Niven Busch y la dirección de Raoul Walsh, especialistas indiscutibles del género. Robert Mitchum sabe componer bien al atormentado protagonista, mientras que Teresa Wright dota a su personaje de una interesante ambigüedad.
In the 1880s orphan Jeb Rand is raised by the Callum family on their horse ranch after his own family is killed. Jeb is haunted by this childhood trauma in a recurring nightmare of flashing spurs and confinement inside a trap door as his family is murdered. Widow Callum does her best to make Jeb feel loved as he is growing up, but the young man stubbornly maintains a sense of his own identity. While he has great affection for his foster-sister Thor, his relationship with her brother Adam is tenuous at best, especially when Jeb blames him for shooting the colt that he was riding. Although Mrs. Callum blames the incident on deer hunters, she is aware that the shooting was actually the attempted murder of the youngster by her brother-in-law Grant, a shadowy figure who, for vague reasons, is determined to hurt Jeb. Jeb loses a coin flip with Adam, and becomes the designated family volunteer to fight in the Spanish-American War...
Intérpretes: Teresa Wright, Robert Mitchum, Judith Anderson, Dean Jagger, Alan Hale, John Rodney, Harry Carey Jr., Clifton Young
Guión: Niven Busch
Música: Max Steiner
Fotografía: James Wong Howe
Título Original: Pursued
Duración: 101 min.