The Furies
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The Furies
Barbara Stanwyck and Walter Huston give standout performances in this dark, psychological western, which Martin Scorsese has compared to the work of Dostoevsky. T.C. Jeffords (Huston) is a cunning and highly successful ranch owner who has announced his engagement to a wealthy socialite, Flo Burnett (Judith Anderson). This news is not warmly received by his daughter Vance (Stanwyck); she had a romance of her own with gambler Rip Darrow (Wendell Corey) foiled by her father, and Vance does not care for her light-headed stepmother-to-be. Vance is driven into a violent rage by T.C.'s… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A decisive building block for the Stewart westerns, but with an Athena-like force of its own"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Mann raises the bar for westerns, making them more adult and dramatic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"At its core, The Furies is a passionate stand off between a father and a daughter, played by a rip-snorting Walter Huston (in his last role on screen) and a primal Barbara Stanwyck."
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
"Of [Mann's] various transitional films, none is more consistently fascinating or misunderstood than the masterpiece The Furies."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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