The Fugitive
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The Fugitive was shot on location in Mexico by that country's premiere cinematographer, Gabriel Figueroa. Henry Fonda plays a Christ-like priest in an unnamed Latin-American country where religion has been outlawed. Though incognito in a backwater village, Fonda cannot help but seem more spiritual and mystical than those around him. Meanwhile, another fugitive, homicidal-bandit Ward Bond, stumbles into the village. Bond and the beautiful Dolores del Rio, whose illegitimate child has been secretly baptized by Fonda, conspire to help the priest escape. Once Fonda is on safe ground, he is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"John Ford's The Fugitive is as beautiful a film as was ever lensed."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Turgid, slow moving, lacking in dramatic tension, too grating and simplistic in its obvious religious symbols, and losing its moral urgency from the novel."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"John Ford has made a moody, grim film out of Greene's novel, feature a strong performance by Henry Fonda."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"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."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Unusual, rarely seen John Ford minor classic with Fonda."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
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