Cinema: Texas Twister

The Chase is a shockworn message film, smoothly overacted and top-heavy with subtle bigotry, expertly exploiting the violence, intolerance and mean provincialism that it is supposed to be preaching against. Taking a Horton Foote novel adapted by Playwright Lillian Hellman, Producer Sam Spiegel (Lawrence of Arabia) hired Director Arthur Penn (The Miracle Worker) to whip up a scathing, lopsided indictment of a small town somewhere in Texas. With Star Marlon Brando as chief jeer-leader, the movie smugly points an accusing finger at all the wrong, wrong deeds done by precisely the right people....