Thursday, January 07, 2010

Tired Old Queen at the Movies: 'The Furies' (1950)

This week, Steve Hayes reviews "The Furies" (1950), "a shoot-'em-up with a difference. Veteran Western director Anthony Mann, mixes genres and puts Barbara Stanwyck, Wendall Corey and character actor Walter Huston (in his last role) through their paces in this film noir set in New Mexico in the 1800s. Shot in black and white with shades of Sigmund F, this story of a rancher and his daughter at odds for his vast domain, has elements of classic Greek drama as well as the dark crime dramas of the period. Fast, furious and fascinating."


Patel said...

The best Tired Old Queen posting yet! keep them coming, please.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for introducing me to this fun series! But what's with that whole "intro" bit they do every time with "Hey, it's time to blah blah." Yeah, yeah, we get it. You can skip this part. What's the point of a talking head that doesn't show up again? They should just start with the door opening, don't you think? (I'm not hating on "Johnny"; it just doesn't have any point.)