The Chase (1966)

135 mins | Drama | 1966

Director:

Arthur Penn

Writer:

Lillian Hellman

Producer:

Sam Spiegel

Cinematographer:

Joseph La Shelle

Editor:

Gene Milford

Production Designer:

Richard Day

Production Companies:

Lone Star Pictures, Horizon Pictures
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HISTORY

Copyright length: 132 min. ...

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
2nd unit dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Asst cam
Asst cam
Addl photog
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
COSTUMES
Cost des
Ward
Ward
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
SOUND
Sd supv
Mus rec
Sd dub
Boom op
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup supv
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Joe Wonder
Unit prod mgr
Scr supv
Stills
Gaffer
Constr coordinator
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Chase by Horton Foote (New York, 15 Apr 1952) and his novel The Chase (New York, 1956).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Boston opening: 17 Feb 1966
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Lone Star Pictures
1 February 1966
LP32290
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
135
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Tarl, a Texas town virtually owned by wealthy banker Val Rogers, is thrown into an uproar when it is learned that Bubber Reeves has escaped from the state penitentiary with another convict. The latter kills a motorist for his car and clothing and then leaves Bubber to shift for himself. Some of the Tarl residents believe Bubber guilty but others think him innocent. One of these is Sheriff Calder, who feels that Bubber will try to come home. The gossip, speculations, and predictions about Bubber's fate serve as the catalyst that alters the lives of some of the townspeople. There is his unfaithful wife, Anna, who has been having an affair with her husband's best friend, Jake, the only son of Rogers, who is himself unhappily married. Also affected are Calder's wife, Ruby, who devotedly tries to guide and protect her husband; Emily Stewart, the bored wife of the bank vice-president, who openly admits her sexual feelings for her husband's colleague Damon Fuller; and the latter's wife, Mary, driven to alcoholism by her loveless marriage. After a wild birthday party for Rogers, Sheriff Calder is mercilessly beaten by those opposing his strict maintenance of law and order. At the same time, Bubber arrives in town and seeks help from his wife and Jake Rogers. The news leaks out that he is hiding in an auto junkyard, and the whole town goes there to smoke him out. During the confusion, Jake is fatally injured by a gasoline explosion. Calder takes Bubber into custody and is leading him to jail when one of the town troublemakers, Archie, kills the young fugitive. Calder thrashes Archie, but Calder, aware that the situation is ...

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Tarl, a Texas town virtually owned by wealthy banker Val Rogers, is thrown into an uproar when it is learned that Bubber Reeves has escaped from the state penitentiary with another convict. The latter kills a motorist for his car and clothing and then leaves Bubber to shift for himself. Some of the Tarl residents believe Bubber guilty but others think him innocent. One of these is Sheriff Calder, who feels that Bubber will try to come home. The gossip, speculations, and predictions about Bubber's fate serve as the catalyst that alters the lives of some of the townspeople. There is his unfaithful wife, Anna, who has been having an affair with her husband's best friend, Jake, the only son of Rogers, who is himself unhappily married. Also affected are Calder's wife, Ruby, who devotedly tries to guide and protect her husband; Emily Stewart, the bored wife of the bank vice-president, who openly admits her sexual feelings for her husband's colleague Damon Fuller; and the latter's wife, Mary, driven to alcoholism by her loveless marriage. After a wild birthday party for Rogers, Sheriff Calder is mercilessly beaten by those opposing his strict maintenance of law and order. At the same time, Bubber arrives in town and seeks help from his wife and Jake Rogers. The news leaks out that he is hiding in an auto junkyard, and the whole town goes there to smoke him out. During the confusion, Jake is fatally injured by a gasoline explosion. Calder takes Bubber into custody and is leading him to jail when one of the town troublemakers, Archie, kills the young fugitive. Calder thrashes Archie, but Calder, aware that the situation is hopeless, leaves town with his wife to seek a better place to live.

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