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The Furies Details

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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 for her light-headed stepmother-to-be. Vance is driven into a violent rage by T.C.'s Machiavellian actions, and when he kills a good friend of Vance's (a ranch hand he believes was helping Mexicans squat on his land), she swears revenge on her father and joins forces with Darrow to see that violent justice is done. The Furies proved to be Walter Huston's last film; he died within a few months of its release. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 16, 1950

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Victor Milner Best Black and White Cinematography 1950 Nominee

Cast

Barbara Stanwyck
as Vance Jeffords
Wendell Corey
as Rip Darrow
Walter Huston
as T.C. Jeffords
Judith Anderson
as Flo Burnett
Gilbert Roland
as Juan Herrera
Thomas Gomez
as El Tigre
Beulah Bondi
as Mrs. Anaheim
Albert Dekker
as Mr. Reynolds
John Bromfield
as Clay Jeffords
Wallace Ford
as Scotty Hyslip
Blanche Yurka
as Herrera's Mother
Louis Jean Heydt
as Bailey
Frank Ferguson
as Dr. Grieve
Myrna Dell
as Dallas Hart
Lou Steele
as Aguirre Herrera
Pepe Hern
as Felix Herrera
Arthur Hunnicutt
as Cowhand
Eddy Waller
as Old Man
Nolan Leary
as Drunk Guest
Sam Finn
as Dealer
Richard Kipling
as Bit Man
Joe Dominguez
as Wagon Driver
Richard Kipling
as Bit Man
Lou Steele
as Aguirre Herrera
Nolan Leary
as Drunk Guest
Pepe Hern
as Felix Herrera
Sam Finn
as Dealer
Eddy Waller
as Old Man
Arthur Hunnicutt
as Cowhand

Crew

Anthony Mann
Director
Hal B. Wallis
Producer
Charles Schnee
Screenwriter
Niven Busch
Book Author
Victor Milner
Cinematographer
Franz Waxman
Composer (Music Score)
Archie Marshek
Editor
Henry Bumstead
Production Designer
Hans Dreier
Production Designer
Sam Comer
Set Designer
Bertram Granger
Set Designer
Edith Head
Costume Designer
Hugo Grenzbach
Sound/Sound Designer
Gordon Jennings
Special Effects
Francisco Day
First Assistant Director
Wally Westmore
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