Duel in the Sun
Duel in the Sun (1946)

In this film, Jennifer Jones stars as half-breed Pearl Chavez, whom everyone has tagged as a "bad girl." She is taken into the home of wealthy, greedy rancher McCanles. Almost immediately, Pearl becomes the object of an emotional… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 31, 1946
DVD Release Date: January 19, 1999
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

There's no doubt that it goes too far in almost every direction-but that touch of obsession is exactly what saves

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Time Out

It has rare power and a great supporting cast.

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Emanuel Levy

Many directors worked on this Western and it's impossible to tell whose signature it bears; the final, overheated shootout between the lovers (Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones), is preposterous but worth the ticket price.

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Variety Staff

King Vidor's direction keeps the playing in step with production aims. He pitches the action to heights in the top moments and generally holds the overall mood desired.

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Phil Hall

It doesn't help that Jennifer Jones' accent and the skin tone of her native make-up fluctuate from scene to scene - she is strictly a force of camp that smacks every awful stereotype with a vengeance.

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Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative

Lurid, stupid fun

Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Oh, brother-if only the dramatics were up to the technical style!

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A grand scale horse opera.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

O romance entre os personagens de Jones e Peck é fascinante, já que ambos possuem caráter dúbio - e o desfecho é fabuloso.

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Chris Weber
Originally I had no intentions of seeing this, but, due to the fact that it really angered the Catholic Church back in the day, and the fact that Martin… More
Kevin M. Williams
A Western soap opera played as if it were Cecil B. DeMille's Ten Commandments, with every iota of the accompanying self-importance and then some, but with… More
Stella Dallas
well, after making fun of this for years, i finally watched it and it was pretty damned entertaining. jennifer jones pulls some weird faces and tiomkin's… More
Tim Salmons
I should have liked this a bit more than I did. After all, it does have Joseph Cotten and Gregory Peck in it (two of my favorites), but I don't. I… More
jay nixon
David O. Selznick's misguided attempt to recreate the success of GWTW in a western setting. The film has pleasures to be sure but also some woefully… More
Devon Bott
With a lot of big name talent, the producer of "Gone With The Wind" brings us a would-be epic western that doesn't amount to very much. Really,… More