The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

Director: William Wellman Cast: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes
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The Ox-Bow Incident

Henry Fonda gave one of his finest performances in this classic Western drama, which has been given a fine presentation for this DVD release. The Ox-Bow Incident has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1. Viewers can choose between the original audio track in Dolby Digital Mono, a remixed version in Dolby Digital Stereo, and a dubbed Spanish track in Dolby Digital Mono. The disc also includes optional subtitles in English and Spanish. Bonus material for this edition includes a commentary track featuring film historian Dick Eulain and William Wellman Jr., son of the film's director William Wellman; a documentary on Henry Fonda produced for the television series Biography; a gallery of production stills; and a short feature on the restoration of the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2003
UPC: 0024543061069
Original Release: 1943
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [stereo, monaural]
Time: 1:15:00

Special Features

Commentaries by Western scholar Dick Eulain and actor William Wellman, Jr.; A&E Biography episode, "Henry Fonda: Hollywood's Quiet Hero;" restoration comparison; original theatrical trailer; photo gallery.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Henry Fonda Gil Carter
Dana Andrews Donald Martin
Mary Beth Hughes Rose Mapen
Anthony Quinn Mexican
Jane Darwell Ma Grier
Harry Davenport Arthur Davies
William Eythe Gerald Tetley
Matt Briggs Judge Daniel Tyler
Frank Conroy Major Tetley
Marc Lawrence Farnley
Paul Hurst Monty Smith
Chris-Pin Martin Poncho
Frank Orth Kinkaid
Ted North Joyce
George Meeker Mr. Swanson
Almira Sessions Mrs. Swanson
Margaret Hamilton Mrs. Larch
Dick Rich Deputy Butch Mapes
Francis Ford Old Man
Stanley Andrews Bartlett
William Benedict Greene
Rondo Hatton Gabe Hart
Paul E. Burns Winder
Leigh Whipper Sparks
George Chandler Jimmy Cairnes
George Lloyd Moore
Hank Bell Red
Forrest Dillon Mark
Don House Actor
Walter Robbins Actor
Larry Dods Actor
Henry Morgan Art Croft
Victor Kilian Darby
Willard Robertson Sheriff
Cap Anderson Posse Member
Tex Driscoll Posse
Tom London Deputy
Frank McGrath Posse Member
George Plues Alec Small
Ed Richard Posse Member
Clint Sharp Posse Member
Ben Watson Posse Member

Technical Credits
William Wellman Director
James Basevi Art Director
Alfred Bruzlin Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Day Art Director
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Frank E. Hughes Set Decoration/Design
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Earl Luick Costumes/Costume Designer
Allen McNeil Editor
Arthur C. Miller Cinematographer
Cyril Mockridge Score Composer
Guy Pearce Makeup
Ad Schaumer Asst. Director
Lamar Trotti Producer,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles
2. At the Saloon
3. Cattle Rustling
4. A Murder
5. The Judge
6. A Lynch Mob
7. The Posse Rides
8. At the Ox-Bow
9. Donald Martin
10. The Wait
11. Juan Speaks
12. A Majority Decision
13. The Lynching
14. The Sheriff
15. Locked Out
16. The Letter

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The Ox-Bow Incident 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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This is one of the best Westerns ever made in my book, although it's a clear departure from the standard Western formula. One of the most compelling aspects are the knock-about, seemingly spontaneous performances from the ensemble, including an edgier-than-usual Henry Fonda (the love-affair subplot involving Fonda is an unfortunate detour, however). What makes the film fascinating is the social implications embedded within the film's narrative (apparently Clark's novel was an allegory of sorts of the political climate in Nazi Germany). It makes the motives of every character in the mob hunt more than a little suspect. Overall, it's a fine rendering of the fear, guilt, violence and ultimate shame in action taken and resulting from mob mentality. ****
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