The Fugitive
The Fugitive (1947)

In this film, Henry Fonda plays a Christ-like priest in an unnamed Latin-American country where religion has been outlawed. Meanwhile, a fugitive homicidal bandit Ward Bond stumbles into the village. Bond and the beautiful Dolores del Rio… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 3, 1947
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

John Ford's The Fugitive is as beautiful a film as was ever lensed.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Turgid, slow moving, lacking in dramatic tension, too grating and simplistic in its obvious religious symbols, and losing its moral urgency from the novel.

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Emanuel Levy

John Ford has made a moody, grim film out of Greene's novel, feature a strong performance by Henry Fonda.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

John Ford’s underrated adaptation of Catholic novelist Graham Greene's masterpiece The Power and the Glory… softens and conventionalizes Greene's difficult parable, but still packs spiritual punch.

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Steve Crum

Unusual, rarely seen John Ford minor classic with Fonda.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
Said to be Ford's favorite, of his own films. while I may not share his sentiment entirely, this is definitely a must for Ford fans. Fonda turns in… More