Duel in the Sun
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In David O. Selznick's florid, overheated melodrama Duel in the Sun Jennifer Jones stars as half-Native American Pearl Chavez, who everyone has tagged as a "bad girl" foredoomed to an unhappy end. Her father is Scott Chavez (Herbert Marshall), an ill-fated fellow who kills his wife and her lover (Sidney Blackmer) and gets hung for it. Pearl is taken into the home of the greedy rancher McCanles (Lionel Barrymore) and his kindly wife Laura Belle (Lillian Gish), who'd once been Scott's sweetheart. McCanles's virtuous son Jesse (Joseph Cotten), befriends Pearl and ffeels… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A grand scale horse opera."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"O romance entre os personagens de Jones e Peck é fascinante, já que ambos possuem caráter dúbio - e o desfecho é fabuloso."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Duel in the Sun (1946) was branded "Lust in the Dust" at the time of its release, a classic epic western"
‑ Tim Dirks, Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
"Many directors worked on this Western and it's impossible to tell whose signature it bears; the final, overheated shootout between the lovers (Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones), is preposterous but worth the ticket price."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It's big, it's sprawling, it's overheated, it's colorful, but it's not very good."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Duel in the Sun benefits from this forbidden passion, as we see Jones and Peck sweating a lot, screaming at each other, hitting each other, and just generally being cruel to one another."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Lurid, stupid fun"
‑ Jay Antani, Los Angeles Alternative
"One big, overblown stinker. A pretentious B-Western not worthy of its all-star cast."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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