Duel in the Sun

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In this film, Jennifer Jones stars as Pearl Chavez, whom everyone has tagged as a "bad girl." She is taken into the home of wealthy, greedy rancher McCanles. Almost immediately, Pearl becomes the object of an emotional tug-of-war between McCanles'... read more

In this film, Jennifer Jones stars as Pearl Chavez, whom everyone has tagged as a "bad girl." She is taken into the home of wealthy, greedy rancher McCanles. Almost immediately, Pearl becomes the object of an emotional tug-of-war between McCanles' virtuous son Jesse and wicked ne'er-do-well offspring Lewt.

Original Release

05/23/1947

US Release

11/21/1947

Cast

Jennifer Jones Pearl Chavez
Joseph Cotten Jesse McCanles
Gregory Peck Lewton 'Lewt' McCanles / Lewton 'Lewt' MacCanles
Lionel Barrymore Sen. Jackson McCanles / Sen. Jackson Tilt McCanles
Herbert Marshall Scott Chavez
Lillian Gish Laura Belle McCanles
Walter Huston The Sinkiller / Jubal Crabbe, the Sinkiller
Charles Bickford Sam Pierce
Harry Carey Lem Smoot
Joan Tetzel Helen Langford
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

King Vidor, Otto Brower, William Dieterle, Sidney Franklin, William Cameron Menzies, David O. Selznick, Josef von Sternberg

Writers

Niven Busch, Ben Hecht, David O. Selznick, Oliver H.P. Garrett

Cast

Jennifer Jones Pearl Chavez
Joseph Cotten Jesse McCanles
Gregory Peck Lewton 'Lewt' McCanles / Lewton 'Lewt' MacCanles
Lionel Barrymore Sen. Jackson McCanles / Sen. Jackson Tilt McCanles
Herbert Marshall Scott Chavez
Lillian Gish Laura Belle McCanles
Walter Huston The Sinkiller / Jubal Crabbe, the Sinkiller
Charles Bickford Sam Pierce
Harry Carey Lem Smoot
Joan Tetzel Helen Langford
Tilly Losch Mrs. Chavez
Butterfly McQueen Vashti
Scott McKay Sid
Otto Kruger Mr. Langford
Sidney Blackmer The Lover
Hank Worden Dance- Floor Cowboy
Lane Chandler Fence-Line Cavalry Captain
Charles Dingle Sheriff Hardy / Sheriff "Mac" Thompson
Griff Barnett The Bordertown Jailer
Robert McKenzie Bartender Zeke

Producers

1947 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1947 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
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