Fugitive

V'14

The Fugitive

John Ford
USA, 1947
104min, OF

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The Fugitive

John Ford
USA, 1947
, 104min, OF

Cast: 
Henry Fonda
Dolores del Rio
Pedro Armendáriz
J. Carrol Naish
Leo Carrillo
Ward Bond
John Qualen
Robert Armstrong
Fortunio Bonanova
Fernando Fernández
Cast: 
Original novel
«The Power and the Glory» by Graham Greene
Screenplay: 
Dudley Nichols
Sound: 
Jose B. Carles
Galdino Samperio
Camera: 
Gabriel Figueroa
Editor: 
Jack Murray
Composer: 
Richard Hageman
Decoration: 
Alfred Ybarra

Production: 
Argosy Pictures Production, Productora Mex. Desconcida
Format: 
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Black/White

In this melodrama and expressionistic parable Henry Fonda plays a prosecuted priest in a dictatorial country. Religion is forbidden, as is alcohol, because both take away control from the regime over the people. The film by catholic Ford delivers beside the apotheosis of the Christian religion a document against totalitarian exercise of power and the suppression walking along with it.