The Chase
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All hell breaks loose in a Texas town when an escaped convict heads home in Arthur Penn's Southern gothic melodrama. Appointed by local kingpin Val Rogers (E. G. Marshall), benevolent Sheriff Calder (Marlon Brando) manages to keep the peace in Tarl, but the situation starts to fester one Saturday when news filters in that wild child Bubber Reeves (Robert Redford) has jumped prison. Bubber's impending arrival arouses hostility among Tarl's citizens, such as Edwin Stewart (Robert Duvall), who believes that Bubber will come after him to settle an old score, and Damon Puller (Richard… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A Texas-style Peyton Place that's possibly more absurd."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"ripping little drama"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Preceding Bonnie and Clyde by a year, Arthur Penn's small-town drama, flaunting a top-notch cast (Brando, Redford, Jane Fonda) is a quintessential movie pointing to the thematic and tonal direction Hollywood would take in the late 1960s."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Great stars, great director, muddled message melodrama."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
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