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The Furies As a ballsy daughter fighting her pa (Huston, a delightful hoot) for their vast ranch, the seductively robust Stanwyck wears the pants even when...The FuriesRomance, WesternPT109MUnrated As a ballsy daughter fighting her pa (Huston, a delightful hoot) for their vast ranch, the seductively robust Stanwyck wears the pants even when...2008-06-13
B+

The Furies

Genre: Romance, Western; Starring: Walter Huston, Barbara Stanwyck; Author: Janet Hobhouse; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season

As a ballsy daughter fighting her pa (Huston, a delightful hoot) for their vast ranch, the seductively robust Stanwyck wears the pants even when sporting a girly gown in The Furies. Anthony Mann’s high-pitched, oedipal Western whiplashes from noir to romance to screwball with startling dashes of violence, all set in a broody, dark desert landscape. John Ford it ain’t. EXTRAS Historian Jim Kitses’ sterling commentary astutely places The Furies as a transition between Mann’s noir period (Raw Deal) and his rich Westerns like The Naked Spur. B+

Originally posted June 13 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT

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