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Plot: The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.
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A hidden treasure
I had never heard about The Chase. Rented it from the local library, since it starred Marlon Brando and Robert Redford. Just watched it this morning. It blew me away. Without a doubt it is the best movie I have seen in 2009, and one of the movies to remember.
It does have some problems with editing and music at the outset and feels oddly paced in the first half hour, but when it finds its tone and picks up the pace, it’s a true roller coaster ride of emotions.
The characters are archetypes, and the story aims more for dramatic effect than realism.
Brando is fine as the honest Sheriff, and Dickinson puts in excellent performance as his supportive wife. Redford is the outlaw on the run as an escape convict, even though he seems to be one of the most decent people around. Jane Fonda is his wife, who has fallen in love with the town’s prince, played by James Fox who is on his own parallel escape from his father’s (E.G. Marshall) money and materialism. Robert Duvall also gives a nice little supporting performance.
The villain is mob behavior, corruption, and a society that looks for pure pleasure instead of some sense and meaning. Honest and decent people are on the run from society’s destructive tendencies, and the only one to protect the innocence of society is a single Sheriff, who does everything in his power to protect the law that nobody respects but himself.
Perhaps I am giving The Chase such a high rating partly because I had never heard about it before, and was completely blown away. It contains a lot of complex characters, and feels in the opening more like a play than a movie, but if you give it a chance, you may be pleasantly surprised.
I think it should belong to the Western genre, even though it takes place in the 60’s. It got guys in cowboy hats, an outlaw, a sheriff, a rich man that is taking over everything, some romance, bystanders that aren’t very innocent, and a wild bunch that happens to hide within a very disturbed society.
..the opposite of “Diner”..
User “linga_04” writes the plot of “The Chase” is not likely to take place in the USA. For the violence, or the citizenry seizing the opportunity to whip itself into a lynch-mob? Are we that far-removed from our generations of Jesse James and the entire bunch of Western rogues?
“Linga” should re-watch “Deliverance”…….
….and keep in mind that Texans are still permitted to legally carry side-arms….Sheriff “Calder” (Marlon Brando) reminds the town hussy her wild party has so many pistol-toting drunks, his wouldn’t mean anything…….and, the 60s WAS the era of “the hippies” when wife-swapping was discussed openly. The party-ers were only hippies in suits…..”Sheriff Calder” didn’t stand a chance.
Although I lived through the period “The Chase” was filmed, I don’t recall a big stink during the its filming, so-much-so it would keep movie-goers away from theaters – seems to me all that notoriety would form in long lines outside the marquee.
I don’t recall what that Eastern Texas town was named, but it reminds me of Beaumont (Texas). Like “Val Rogers” home (E.G. Marshal), the city is built around a huge mansion (iron fences and all) in the center of the city. Beaumont is a lovely city, but I wouldn’t want to stir-up its citizens. Angels we are not…..especially where racism is involved.
“The Chase” explodes on the screen in brilliant moonscape right from the first scene. That “Bubber” (or Bubba” ?) looks like he just came from the barbershop should surprise no one – he was a pretty-boy actor who wanted to keep his “beauty” up-front (didn’t age well), just like all the pretty-lady-type stars……and he was partially bald. Unlikely he would want that fact known at the height of his career. I agree he was miscast.
I truly enjoyed this movie, because it was fast-paced and all of its cast were convincing. The wardrobe was right-on – Director Arthur Penn surely had a good game-plan; Lillian Hellman (then) was not the least bit timid about writing scripts with clarity and truth; “Edwin Stewart’s” (Robert Duval) character can be found in any business, and he played the role to perfection; “Anna” (Jane Fonda) was very convincing; Miriam Hopkins (“Mrs. Reeves”) certainly portrayed a distraught mother; “Rubie Calder” (Angie Dickinson) played her role with conviction; “Jake Rogers” (James Foxe) skillfully played his role of a rich man’s son trying to live his own life. Marlin Brando was ACTING with underplayed subtleness. Bravo! The whole cast delivered.
I was a little skeptical about the black actor (can’t remember his name) wandering through a known “white” neighborhood, late at night. If he had a dangerous message to deliver, wouldn’t he have been kinda out-of-sight ? It was never detailed how he was close to “Anna,” and I find it rather odd he would take the chance of entering her room.
….and I am still wondering why “Bubber” was such a controversial miscreant. Although “wild” was bandied-about, “criminal” didn’t describe him too often. It should have been predictable all those rowdies weren’t about to let him get safely jailed – his brutal death set-up “Calder’s” splitting from the town….totally defeated….
In my opinion, the users who wrote negative comments missed the simple fact that “The Chase” was entertaining – right-on, the near-riot at the junkyard with all those fireworks. Small towns’ citizens DO tend to show-up at any unusual “happening”, because there isn’t much else to reign-in their curiosity.
The ending of “The Chase” was brilliant – “Anna” lost both of her loves, and became a ghost of herself after hearing “my son died at five o’clock”……there was something for everyone in this movie. I hope is it re-released in theaters – it deserves better than it got.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 14 min (134 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Arthur Penn
Writer Horton Foote (novel), Horton Foote (play), Lillian Hellman (screenplay)
Actors Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, E.G. Marshall
Awards 1 win.
Production Company Horizon Films, Lone Star, Columbia Pictures Corporation
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses (uncredited)
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color) (as Technicolor®)
Film Length 3,395 m (Sweden, cut version), 3,665 m (Sweden, uncut version)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 50T 5251)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic) (filmed in) (as Panavision ®)
Printed Film Format 35 mm