The New Pictures, Aug. 21, 1950

The Furies (Paramount) is a pretentious exercise in Freudian dramatics, set in the New Mexico cow country of 1870. Its main characters, driven by vengeance and greed, wear their passions as openly as their six-shooters. And they switch from hate to love, and from love to hate, as readily as they shift from a canter to a trot.

Based on a novel by Niven (Duel in the Sun) Busch, the movie tells the story of a headstrong filly (Barbara Stanwyck) with a father fixation. The old man (the late Walter Huston) is a ripsnorting, tyrannical cattle baron who is so absolute a...

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