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
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A beaut of a Technicolored mistake from beginning to end."
‑ Thomas M. Pryor, New York Times
"A star-studded cast regrettably cannot overcome the shortcomings of Robert Rossen's script."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"As a self-described "front row performer," Cave is at home in this unusual film, backstroking in the ornate aquarium that Forsythe and Pollard have constructed for him."
‑ Margaret Barton-Fumo, Film Comment Magazine
"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
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