The Chase

Synopsis: Most everyone in town thinks that Sheriff Calder is merely a puppet of rich oil-man Val Rogers. When it is learned that local baddie Bubber Reeves has escaped prison, Rogers' son is concerned because he is having an affair with Reeves' wife. It seems many others in town feel they may have reasons to fear Reeves. Calder's aim is to bring Reeves in alive, unharmed. Calder will have to oppose the powerful Rogers on one hand and mob violence on the other, in his quest for justice.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Arthur Penn
Production: Columbia Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
134 min

- I'd like to raise the interest.

- No, sir.

You may be many other things,

but you ain't no liar.

Well, I can't say that I like

the science much, Mr. Rogers.

That's no way to talk.

Defeatist talk never brings up oil.

You better tell your

father that I checked...

...all the soil tests, and I'm worried.

When my father smells oil,

nature repents. And there'll be oil.

And when it flows, and flow it will... father will be right here

with a bonus for everybody.

It'll be Saturday night in a few hours.

I've one more duty... see our Mexican workers

and wish them a safe journey home.

You all have a happy weekend

and wish me one.

We labored hard

and deserve the happiness...

...that all Americans know

to be their birthright.

Good to see you, Mr. Rogers.

They say to thank your father for

the television and all he has given.

No, he didn't. He said my father,

the unclean son of a pig...

...could keep his television

and pay more money.

The cotton's all chopped.

Vaya con Dios. See you

back again at the rice crop.

They are ungrateful

and ignorant, Mr. Rogers.

Are you grateful?

Are you grateful, Mrs. Ella?

We are grateful. A full year's job,

two healthy children and a good wife.

You have a very pretty wife,

Mr. Rogers.

I cut out her picture every time

I see it in the newspapers.

And I bet soon you will

have a fine son.

Oh, I don't think so.

- You must not be discouraged.

- I'm not.

I guess you won't be helping out

around here tonight, huh?

You ask me that every Saturday night,

and every Saturday night, I say no.

What if I should drop dead?

Want me to leave a note

with the motel...

...where they can find you

almost every weekend?

Don't bother, I'll be back

for the funeral celebration.

Look, I'm your father.

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Horton Foote

Albert Horton Foote Jr. (March 14, 1916 – March 4, 2009) was an American playwright and screenwriter, perhaps best known for his screenplays for the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird and the 1983 film Tender Mercies, and his notable live television dramas during the Golden Age of Television. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1995 for his play The Young Man From Atlanta and two Academy Awards, one for an original screenplay, Tender Mercies, and one for adapted screenplay, To Kill a Mockingbird. In 1995, Foote was the inaugural recipient of the Austin Film Festival's Distinguished Screenwriter Award. In describing his three-play work, The Orphans' Home Cycle, the drama critic for the Wall Street Journal said this: "Foote, who died last March, left behind a masterpiece, one that will rank high among the signal achievements of American theater in the 20th century." In 2000, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. more…

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