Desert Fury (Desert Town)
Desert Fury (Desert Town) (1947)

Desert Fury is a rarety for the 1940s, a Technicolor "film noir." Set in a Nevada gambling town, the story concerns the various misadventures, romantic and otherwise, of Paula Haller (Lizabeth Scott), the rebellious daughter of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 15, 1947
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Thomas M. Pryor
New York Times

A beaut of a Technicolored mistake from beginning to end.

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TV Guide

A star-studded cast regrettably cannot overcome the shortcomings of Robert Rossen's script.

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Margaret Barton-Fumo
Film Comment Magazine

As a self-described "front row performer," Cave is at home in this unusual film, backstroking in the ornate aquarium that Forsythe and Pollard have constructed for him.

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Hank Sartin
Time Out Chicago

It could easily have been a horrible jumble, but in fact it's compulsively watchable.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Mordant film noir, shot in a snazzy Technicolor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Richly color saturated noir that Mary Astor walks off with even though she's a supporting character. You can tell this was made early in Lancaster's… More
Stella Dallas
well this is just a hoot IF u can find it. it's a completely oddball technicolor noir with a very strong gay subtext, completely subverting the hayes code… More