The Furies

Unclassified 15+
Anthony Mann, 109 mins, USA, 1950, 16mm, B&W. Source: Academy Film Archive. Courtesy: Paramount Pictures.

The Furies
The Furies

Guy Maddin Selects 

Barbara Stanwyck makes a welcome return to the Western genre as Vance, a fiery ranch heiress in Anthony Mann's epic Greek tragedy set on the range.

Awash with corruption, perversity and violent revenge, The Furies confronted the critics and censors of the day.

Based on the popular novel by Niven Busch, the action explores the complex relationship between gruff cattle baron T.C. Jeffords (Walter Huston) and his wilful daughter Vance, who becomes enraged when forced to let go of her father and the ranch that should be hers.

"Enough psycho-sexual subtext to keep Freudians scratching their heads for decades." - UCLA Film & Television Archive

Guy Maddin has nominated The Furies as an ideal screening companion for Cowards Bend the Knee.

Dates   Sun 15 Jul 2012, 3pm
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