The Fugitive

Synopsis: Based of the Graham Greene novel about a revolutionary priest in Central America. A priest who is The Fugitive is trying to getaway from the authorities who have denounced Christianity and want anyone linked to it dead. The Fugitive finds shelter with an Indian Woman (The Woman), a faithful parishioner, who gives the priest directions to Puerto Grande, where he could then board a ship and sail to freedom in America. On his journey to Puerto Grande, he meets up with a man who says he will protect him. In reality, he is the Police Informer and once The Fugitive realizes this, he is back on the run, but the Police Informer is never far behind along with the authorities.
Genre: Drama, History
Production: RKO Pictures
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

This time, the governor says we have.

You can tell he's a priest

by the collar, that's all.

Not a good picture,

but it's the best we've got.

They all look alike to me.

I've shot him a dozen times.

The governor says we must have

this priest before the rains come.

I know how to get this man

before the rains come.

You know what I'd do?

Take hostages.

Take a hostage from every village.

Then if the people don't report him,

if they don't turn him in,

shoot the hostages,

then take more.

It'll cost lives, yes. But we've got to drive

these people out of the country.

What are you doing here?

Why did you leave your village?

My father made me leave.

After you left.

I meant to come back.

I had work to do.

We're making a better world,

Maria Dolores. For him too.

It's a girl, like me.

- What's her name?

- My name - Maria Dolores.

How do you live?

Do you work?

I work in the canteen.

Oh, Lieutenant.

Hey, you, what are you doing here?

Get out!

I've got 'em all corralled in the plaza.

Are you the head man of the village?

S, seor.

You know what we're here for, don't you?

We're looking for the priest.

You know what a priest is?

A traitor to the state!

Anyone who hides him is a traitor too!

I know he's here.

This was his village.

Up there was his church.

This is a very rich village -

it seems to have lots of wax candles.

They were burned there last night.

There was water in the fountain.

Where's the priest?

Point him out.

You superstitious fools! Do you

still believe what the priests told you?

All they ever wanted was your money.

They took it and what did they give you?

Anything to eat?

Did they feed your children?

No. They filled you full of lies.

They talked to you about heaven.

They told you to be meek and humble.

Everything would be fine when you die.

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Dudley Nichols

Dudley Nichols (April 6, 1895 – January 4, 1960) was an American screenwriter and director. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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