The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Apr. 28, 1952

The Chase (by Horton Foote) was Producer-Director-Actor José Ferrer's bid for five Broadway hits in a row.* But The Chase proves too much for him—or rather, too little. Laid in Texas, it tells of a violent killer who breaks out of the pen, and of a small-town sheriff's fierce efforts to recapture him without having to kill him or let the townspeople string him up. Since the desperado is almost more anxious to bump off the sheriff than to make a getaway, the situation is fairly knotty.

The situation, also fairly routine, has been treated times without number on film. But it...

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