Friday, March 30, 2012


Pursued is a 1947 Robert Mitchum Western directed by Raoul Walsh. It's a story told in flashbacks. Alan Hale, Teresa Wright, Dame Judith Anderson, Dean Jagger and Harry Carey, Jr. are also here. The music contributes to the atmosphere instead of just being added on as seems the case in so many old Westerns. All in all a wonderful film, interesting at every turn and fascinating to watch.

Senses of Cinema calls it a "nightmare-western" and describes it as "less a traditional western than it is a collision course for the disparate elements of genre." Time Out praises it, calling it "A superb Western film noir". Images Journal considers it one of the 30 best Westerns. The Rotten Tomatoes critics give it a 100%.

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