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The Furies (1950)




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A confused young woman's conflicting feelings about her ruthless, domineering father drive her to murder in this convoluted, off-beat western. Her daddy, a cattle baron, is manipulative and shrewd. After he hangs his daughter's squatter friend, the woman decides to get revenge.

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Barbara Stanwyck
as Vance Jeffords
Walter Huston
as T. C. Jeffords
Wendell Corey
as Rip Darrow
Judith Anderson
as Flo Burnett
Gilbert Roland
as Juan Herrera
Thomas Gomez
as El Tigre
Beulah Bondi
as Mrs. Anaheim
Albert Dekker
as Reynolds
John Bromfield
as Clay Jeffords
Wallace Ford
as Scotty Hyslip
Blanche Yurka
as Herrera's Mother
Frank Ferguson
as Dr. Grieve
Lou Steele
as Aguirre Herrera
as Chiquita
Myrna Dell
as Dallas Hart
Pepe Hern
as Felix Herrera
Rosemary Pettit
as Carol Ann
Craig Kelly
as Young Anaheim
Charles Evans
as Old Anaheim
Jim Davies
as Cowhand
Joe Dominguez
as Wagon Driver
Artie Del Rey
as Wagon Driver's Son
Eddy Waller
as Old Man
Georgia Clancy
as Wedding Guest
Nolan Leary
as Drunk Guest
Sam Finn
as Dealer
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Critic Reviews for The Furies

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

The movie's jarring violence pales beside the clashes of egos and the disputes between new banking interests and age-old claims on the land.

August 27, 2018 | Full Review…

A fascinating entry in the Western genre; flawed, powerful, and haunting, a meditation on the all-encompassing corruption of capitalism that, in perhaps the most American fashion, ends up paying tribute to the very figures it set out to condemn.

May 14, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Hardly a formulaic Western.

May 8, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The Furies is driven by emotional drama, vulnerable characters, and noir-ish sensibilities that play against archetypal western elements.

April 28, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Watching Barbara Stanwyck and Walter Huston go head to head is half the fun.

April 22, 2021 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The rotund dialogue is uttered by the late Walter Huston and others worthy of better material.

January 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Furies

Robust western with greek tragedy overtones. Stanwyck is great as always matched by Huston and Anderson.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Western Noir Epic Melodrama. (NOT a Buddy Movie, NOT a Musical.) A transitional and somewhat uneven work for Mann. Worth a look for many reasons - including bravaura final performance by Walter Huston. I want Barbara Stanwyck to kick my ass. There, I said it.

Bob Stinson
Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer

a great overlooked western from anthony mann. walter huston is always a joy to watch and in his last film he plays the boss of the furies, a man so powerful he prints his own currency. barbara stanwyck plays his willful daughter who's determined to control his ranch one way or another. she may have come from brooklyn but she looks like she belongs in the vast western landscapes. it's a compelling family melodrama with wonderful performances all around and great chemistry between father and daughter with their conflicts and tough talk. you'd almost think they were related. it's well worth checking out altho perhaps wrapped up a little too neatly in the end

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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