Duel In The Sun (1946)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5

USA, 1946.  , .  Screenplay by , adaptation by , suggested by a novel by .  Cinematography by , , .  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Raucously cheesy western stars Jennifer Jones (in a terribly overripe performance) as a lusty Mexican girl who boils Gregory Peck‘s blood while staying with him at his ranch and eventually becoming his wife. Lillian Gish‘s death scene is a study in hilarity, and the final pistol showdown between Jones (whose husband David O. Selznick produced this turkey) and Peck is a kitsch lover’s delight.

Academy Award Nominations:  Best Actress (Jennifer Jones); Best Supporting Actress (Lillian Gish)

Venice Film Festival: In Competition

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