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: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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

Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

One big, overblown stinker. A pretentious B-Western not worthy of its all-star cast.

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.

Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

Duel in the Sun (1946) was branded "Lust in the Dust" at the time of its release, a classic epic western

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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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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's big, it's sprawling, it's overheated, it's colorful, but it's not very good.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Duel in the Sun benefits from this forbidden passion, as we see Jones and Peck sweating a lot, screaming at each other, hitting each other, and just generally being cruel to one another.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
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