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Desert Fury (1947) DVD

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Desert Fury (1947)


Lewis Allen


Robert Rossen (screenplay), Ramona Stewart (novel)


John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster
Desert Fury is a rarety for the 1940s, a Technicolor "film noir." Set in a Nevada gambling town, the story concerns the various misadventures, romantic and otherwise, of Paula Haller (Lizabeth Scott), the rebellious daughter of gambling-house proprietress Fritzie Haller (Mary Astor, who steals the picture). Though no better than she ought to be, Fritzie is determined that Paula will not grow up as a "shady lady", but she'd fighting an uphill battle. John Hodiak plays crooked gambler Eddie Bendix (John Hodiak), who tries to exploit Paula's fascination with him for his own gain. Thank heaven that upright lawman Tom Hanson (Burt Lancaster) is on hand to rescue the heroine from the machinations of Bendix and his partner-in-perfidy Johnny Ryan (Wendell Corey). Desert Fury was adapted from the far racier and more explicit novel by Ramona Stewart.

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  1. Great Cast Wasted 3 Star Review

    Posted by on Feb 10th 2019

    The plot and dialogue of "Desert Fury" shortcircuit the game efforts of a stellar cast, especially the always reliable Mary Astor and Wendell Corey as the gangster's goon who becomes more than an accessory. Overall not bad.

  2. Very good 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 27th 2018


  3. Difficult to find DVD 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Mar 2nd 2017

    This film is a treasure.Great cast and action.However, now it has even greater importance!In the recent book Mary Astor:the purple diaries,Mary's daughter states this is exactly what she was like as a mother,strict, no nonsense and disciplined.How much was Astor acting? Impossible not to love every Astor scene!See it!

  4. a rare find 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 11th 2016

    I was very pleased to find this rare DVD at Zeus.They are an excellent source of titles unavailable elsewhere.Mary Astor is a delight.Don't miss it.

  5. great noirs 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 1st 2015

    Thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

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