The New Pictures, Mar. 17, 1947

Duel in the Sun (David O. Selznick; Vanguard) is a knowing blend of oats and aphrodisiac. It is the costliest, the most lushly Technicolored, the most lavishly cast, the loudest ballyhooed, and the sexiest horse opera ever made.

Its pulp-western plot, decked out in flamboyant, operatic finery, is set in late 19th Century Texas. The evil old cattle baron (Lionel Barrymore) lives in a pretty ranch house with his good wife (Lillian Gish), one good son (Joseph Gotten) and one very bad son (Gregory Peck). When the railroad (civilization) tries to encroach on...

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