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directed by John Ford
USA 1947

 

When director John Ford and actor Henry Fonda collaborate, audiences know they are in for a powerful screen experience. To such films as The Grapes of Wrath, My Darling Clementine and Fort Apache add this brave, unsparing, magnificently lensed (by Mexico's Gabriel Figueroa) work. Based on Graham Greene's novel The Power and the Glory, the story follows a priest (Fonda) in Latin America pursued by a ruthless police lieutenant carrying out the dictates of an oppressive, anti-clerical government. There's another fugitive as well: an American killer on the run - and the paths of the two hunted men cross with fateful consequences. A haunting paean to the resilience of faith, The Fugitive remains a filmmaking triumph.

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Theatrical Release: 3 November 1947 (USA)

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DVD Review: Warner Home Video (Warner Archive Collection) - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman for the Review!

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Warner Home Video

Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:39:21
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.83 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate

Audio Dolby Digital Mono (English)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• None

DVD Release Date: January 17th, 2013
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Chapters 28

 

Comments

John Ford called The Fugitive his own favorite film, but unfortunately it is not well known. Filmed in Mexico and produced by John Ford and Merian C. Cooper's newly formed Argosy Pictures, the film was distributed in US by RKO and was not a hit. Based on Graham Greene's novel The Power and the Glory, it stars Henry Fonda and Dolores del Rio and is beautifully filmed by a Mexican great cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa. It was not a surprise to see his first film was Eisenstein's Que viva Mexico! (1932) as some of the tableaux in this film reminded the cinematography in Eisenstein's film.

The Fugitive comes to DVD thanks to Warner Archive Collection on a single-layered made-on-demand disc. The film saw many international releases, but this is a remastered edition and film looks breathtaking. There are still some marks, but the contrast is good and blacks are deep to appreciate the great cinematography. The mono audio is decent, without any distortions. The movie gets 28 chapters, but there are no extras. This is still a solid release from Warner Archive that we can highly recommend.

  - Gregory Meshman

 


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