Desert Fury (Desert Town)
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Desert Fury (Desert Town)
Desert Fury is a rarety for the 1940s, a Technicolor "film noir." Set in a Nevada gambling town, the story concerns the various misadventures, romantic and otherwise, of Paula Haller (Lizabeth Scott), the rebellious daughter of gambling-house proprietress Fritzie Haller (Mary Astor, who steals the picture). Though no better than she ought to be, Fritzie is determined that Paula will not grow up as a "shady lady", but she'd fighting an uphill battle. John Hodiak plays crooked gambler Eddie Bendix (John Hodiak), who tries to exploit Paula's fascination with him for… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A beaut of a Technicolored mistake from beginning to end."
‑ Thomas M. Pryor, New York Times
"It could easily have been a horrible jumble, but in fact it's compulsively watchable."
‑ Hank Sartin, Time Out Chicago
"Mordant film noir, shot in a snazzy Technicolor."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A star-studded cast regrettably cannot overcome the shortcomings of Robert Rossen's script."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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