Duel in the Sun' DVD, Gregory Peck (1946), New & Sealed.
Beautifullt filmed in Technicolor this is a fun movie. The dialogue is full of howlers and, for it's time, this was pretty strong stuff. The emphasis is on sex and that bothered audiences in the late 40s. An entire dance by Jones was cut out and the release of the film was delayed because of the content! Today it's very tame and pretty funny.
Jones ius horribly miscast as Pearl. She's very beautiful and wears tight, revealing clothing all through the film, but her acting is terrible. She sneers and glares her way through all her scenes and seems incapable of saying any line believably. Peck is surprisingly very good playing an evil man. Cotten and Gish are stuck with thankless good person roles. Barrymore REALLY chews the scenery. And the opening narration is by Orson Welles!
This movie was made by David O. Selznick to showcase his then girlfriend (and future wife) Jones. Purportedly he made this with serious intentions. It was a big hit but most critics dismissed it as trash. Today it's just a true camp classic. Hysterically bad but beautifully filmed and loads of fun. The climax especially is a howler. A great party flick.
Director : King Vidor
Jennifer Jones .... Pearl Chavez
Joseph Cotten .... Jesse McCanles
Gregory Peck .... Lewton 'Lewt' McCanles
Lionel Barrymore .... Sen. Jackson McCanles
Herbert Marshall .... Scott Chavez
Lillian Gish .... Laura Belle McCanles
Walter Huston .... The Sinkiller (Preacher)
Charles Bickford .... Sam Pierce
Harry Carey .... Lem Smoot
Joan Tetzel .... Helen Langford
Tilly Losch .... Chavez's wife
Butterfly McQueen .... Vashti
Scott McKay .... Sid
Otto Kruger .... Mr. Langford
Sidney Blackmer .... The Lover
Coding: All Code System (compatible with almost all DVD players).
Audio: Dolby Digital / AC-3 / 5.1 Surround Sound
Video: Color Standard 1.33:1
Subtitle: Simplify Chinese / None.
Screen: 4:3 Fullscreen.