The Furies

The Criterion Collection

The Furies

Regular price $48.00

Barbara Stanwyck and Walter Huston are at their fierce finest in master Hollywood craftsman Anthony Mann’s crackling western melodrama The Furies. In 1870's New Mexico Territory, megalomaniacal widowed ranch owner T. C. Jeffords (Huston, in his final role) butts heads with his firebrand of a daughter, Vance (Stanwyck), over her dowry, choice of husband, and, finally, ownership of the land itself. Sophisticated in its view of frontier settlement and ablaze with searing domestic drama, The Furies is an often-overlooked treasure of American filmmaking, boasting Oscar-nominated cinematography and vivid supporting turns from Judith Anderson, Wendell Corey, and Gilbert Roland.

FILM INFO

  • United States
  • 1950
  • 109 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #435

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High-definition digital restoration, with an uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2008 featuring film historian Jim Kitses
  • New interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith (Blu-ray only)
  • The Movies: “Action Speaks Louder Than Words,” a 1967 television interview with director Anthony Mann
  • Rare on-camera interview with actor Walter Huston, made in 1931 for the movie-theater series Intimate Interviews
  • Interview from 2008 with Nina Mann, the director’s daughter
  • Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos (DVD only)
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Robin Wood and a 1957 Cahiers du cinéma interview with Anthony Mann, as well as a new printing of the 1948 novel by Niven Busch on which the film is based

Cover by Eric Skillman