Desert Fury

Synopsis: Fritzi Haller is a powerful casino owner in Chuckawalla, Nevada. Her daughter Paula (having quit school) returns at the same time as racketeer Eddie Bendix, who left under suspicion of murdering his wife. Paula and Eddie become involved; each for their own reasons, Fritzi, Paula's old beau Tom, and Eddie's pal Johnny try to break up the relationship. Then Eddie's past catches up with him in an unexpected way.
Director(s): Lewis Allen
Production: Paramount Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

She told me to send you

the minute you came in.


Paula, darling. You were going

upstairs without even saying hello.

Hello, Fritzi. Hello, Judge.

I had a long trip. I was tired.

I thought I'd freshen up.

You look good to me, baby.

Even when you're tired.

Doesn't she, Judge? Don't she look good?

She looks beautiful.

Sit down, baby.

Give me a kiss, honey.

With your permission,

ladies. I'll leave.

No Judge, I want you to stay.

What for? To pass sentence?

Quick, isn't she, Judge?

Quick tempered, quick decisions.

A family trait.

Now Judge, you know me better than that.

I never make quick decisions.

I think about things a long time.

I just act quick.

Alright mother, let's have it.

It was "Fritzi" a minute ago.

An easy, friendly "Fritzi".

Now it's "mother".

If she can't get anything

out of me, it's "mother".

It comes out hard as a rock.

It seems to me there's nothing to

be gained in situations like these.

By anybody losing their temper.

Now, my advice...

Will be exactly what

Fritzi told you to say.

Well, there's truth in that.

You've got a weak character, Judge.

Yes Fritzi, you found that

out a long time ago.

Alright. This time, why?

Same reason.

This is the fifth school.

It wouldn't be different

if it were the fiftieth.

Then it will be fifty.

No, it won't.

Why are you any different

than anybody else?

You mean his daughter?

She was born to go to finishing school.

The little snob.

I just met her on the

street a while ago.

She was with your wife.

They both cut me dead.

I'll talk to her.

What will you tell her, Judge?

That there is really no

difference between us?

That you are one of Fritzi's partners?

That you make money the same way Fritzi

does except you get paid in back alleys?

So that you can stay respectable.

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Robert Rossen

Robert Rossen (March 16, 1908 – February 18, 1966) was an American screenwriter, film director, and producer whose film career spanned almost three decades. His 1949 film All the King's Men won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, while Rossen was nominated for an Oscar as Best Director. He won the Golden Globe for Best Director and the film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Picture. In 1961 he directed The Hustler, which was nominated for nine Oscars and won two. After directing and writing for the stage in New York, Rossen moved to Hollywood in 1937. There he worked as a screenwriter for Warner Bros. until 1941, and then interrupted his career to serve until 1944 as the chairman of the Hollywood Writers Mobilization, a body to organize writers for the effort in World War II. In 1945 he joined a picket line against Warner Bros. After making one film for Hal Wallis's newly formed production company, Rossen made one for Columbia Pictures, another for Wallis and most of his later films for his own companies, usually in collaboration with Columbia. Rossen was a member of the American Communist Party from 1937 to about 1947, and believed the Party was "dedicated to social causes of the sort that we as poor Jews from New York were interested in."He ended all relations with the Party in 1949. Rossen was twice called before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), in 1951 and in 1953. He exercised his Fifth Amendment rights at his first appearance, refusing to state whether he had ever been a Communist. As a result, he found himself blacklisted by Hollywood studios as well as unable to renew his passport. At his second appearance he named 57 people as current or former Communists and his blacklisting ended. In order to repair finances he produced his next film, Mambo, in Italy in 1954. While The Hustler in 1961 was a great success, conflicts on the set of Lilith so disillusioned him that it was his last film. more…

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