I don't know about you but the fight scene between the two brothers was hilarious mainly because of the sound affect. Teresa Wright's sweetness is too much, different to see her in this type of role and of course..gotta love me some Mitchum
J'ai rarement vu un tel mépris pour la vraisemblance narrative et psychologique dans un film classique.
Le triomphe de l'énergie et de la volonté semblent seuls compter pour les personnages comme pour la mise en scène. Un Mitchum flegmatique et magnétique !
The cast was great. However it was the story that didn't do them justice. There were too many questions and not enough answers. Exposition ruined the dialogue. And the end is wrapped up all clean and neat as if everything that came before it didn't exist. A noir, but sadly not a very good one.
Gothic Melodrama dressed up in Western clothing. James Wong Howe pulls off some marvelous shots. Robert Mitchum's character is a bit too passive in situations where a simple explanation could clear things up...but maybe it's not that sort of movie. Which ultimately made it duller. There is something mythological about being perpetually hated for an ancestral misdeed you almost remember...