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Duel in the Sun

Duel in the Sun

Duel in the Sun

1946 / 129min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: KING VIDOR

CAST: JENNIFER JONES, GREGORY PECK

Written by Selznick himself, this lusty, hot-blooded Western earned the snickery nickname “Lust in the Dust” on its original release, when it fired the imagination of a very young Martin Scorsese. Sent to live with distant relations at the Spanish Bit cattle ranch after her father is hanged, the alluring Mestiza girl Pearl Chavez (Jennifer Jones) soon exercises a disturbing influence on the place, particularly youngest son Gregory Peck. A heavy-breathing Technicolor melodrama as big as the Texas plains.

Screening as a part of Produced by David O. Selznick.