The Furies

Synopsis: The 1870s, New Mexico territory: T.C. Jeffords is a cattle baron who built his ranch, the Furies, from scratch. He borrows from banks, pays hired hands with his own script ("T.C.'s"), and carries on low-level warfare with the Mexicans who settled the land but are now considered squatters. He has enemies, including Rip Darrow, a saloon owner who's father T.C. took land from. His headstrong daughter, Vance, has a life-long friend in one of the Mexicans, her heart set on Rip, and dad's promise she'll run the Furies someday. Her hopes are smashed by Rip's revenge, a gold-digger who turns T.C.'s head, and T.C.'s own murderous imperialism. Is Vance to be cursed by fury and hatred?
Director(s): Anthony Mann
Production: Paramount Pictures
109 min

Pearls. Fit for dull, dove-faced little women.

I told you, anything but pearls.

You didn't dare come back

without it, did you?

I'd bed down with a rattlesnake fiirst.

Like it, Daughter?

So did I.

It'll match her earrings.

Well, I'll go up to my room now.

For your bride.

My deepest gratitude, Father.

An hour in the room whenever

he comes back to The Furies...

an hour whenever he leaves.

And yet when she was dying

and sent for him, he wouldn't come.

He couldn't stand to see anything

that belonged to him slip away from him.

I like being T.C.'s daughter.

Yes, princess,

heiress apparent to The Furies.

Good water and graze here.

Anaheim picked himself

a smart appraiser.

This is the Darrow Strip,

best part ofThe Furies.

Darrow's son -

he is come back to the town.

I thought I'd seen me

the last piece of Darrow hide.

If you permit, patrn,

leave this piece to me, eh?

I permit.

Come on.

- What's that?

- Sounds like a calf bawlir.

- Where do you make it?

- There. Down the draw.

Be a lesson to him

not to get himself stuck in the mud.

He didn't get stuck.

He's been stuck. It's a squatter's trick.

They mire a calf

and then come for him later.

- No, no. You'll choke him. I'll get him.

- You'll do what?

- You heard me.

- Many squatters here on The Furies?

- Some.

The people in the pueblecitos -

the little villages - they matter not...

but back in the hills there are others.

You're paid to make sure

the squatters don't rob us.

- Next time earn your pay.

Quite a friendship

between you and Miss Vance.

Women were created so that man

might enjoy his food and sleep...

not to give orders.

All right now!

Come on.! Now take it easy.

I'm trying to lend you a hand!

- Patrn.

Ha! Did it!

Didrt think the old man had it in him,

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Charles Schnee

For the American producer (1920-2009), see Charles Schneer.Charles Schnee (6 August 1916 Bridgeport, Connecticut - 29 November 1963 Beverly Hills, California) gave up law to become a screenwriter in the mid-1940s, crafting scripts for the classic Westerns Red River (1948) and The Furies (1950), the social melodrama They Live By Night (1949), and the cynical Hollywood saga The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), for which he won an Academy Award. He worked primarily as a film producer and production executive during the mid-1950s (credits include Until They Sail), but he eventually turned his attention back to scriptwriting. more…

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