The Fugitive

The Fugitive

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The Fugitive

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 implored by police spy J. Carroll Naish to return to the village, ostensibly because Bond is dying and wishes to have last rites. Fonda is captured and sentenced to death, but is willing to forgive the repentant Naish for betraying him. The priest dies a martyr, and the outpouring of public grief proves to the authorities that simply outlawing religion will never subjugate the hearts and minds of the people.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/16/2012
UPC: 0883316311929
Original Release: 1948
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 33,867

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Henry Fonda The Fugitive
Dolores Del Rio Mexican Woman
Pedro Armendariz Police Lieutenant
J. Carrol Naish Police Informer
Leo Carrillo Chief of Police
Donald Smith Police Sergeant
Ward Bond El Gringo
John Qualen Doctor
Fortunio Bonanova Governor's Cousin
Chris-Pin Martin Organ Player
Miguel Inclan Hostage
Fernando Fernandez Singer
Mel Ferrer Actor
José Torvay Mexican

Technical Credits
John Ford Director,Producer
Jose B. Carles Sound/Sound Designer
Merian C. Cooper Producer
Emilio Fernandez Associate Producer
Gabriel Figueroa Cinematographer
Richard Hageman Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Jesse Hibbs Asst. Director
Jack Murray Editor
Dudley Nichols Screenwriter
Manuel Parra Set Decoration/Design
Fred Sersen Special Effects
Alfred Ybarra Art Director

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