[quote=“Romaine Fielding, post:2, topic:1368”]Yeah, one of the great, beautiful black & white westerns filmed in the 1940’s. Stylishly lensed.
Filmed in part in Zion National Park. A somewhat dark story but, by today’s standards, not so much. A precursor of Mann’s psychological westerns.
Mitchum is, of course, excellent.
Walsh’s best western I think.
But not Mitchum’s. I like the noirish Blood On The Moon better (and maybe The Wonderful Country too). [/quote]
Yep, Walsh’s best, and yep, all these 3 are very good.
Mitchum was also great (and cryptic) in Man with the Gun and of course El Dorado is another one of his charismatic best.
But I think there is a great difference between Mann’s way of creating characters with psychological undertones and the use of psychoanalytical patterns in Pursued.
And Distant Drums is in any case a western. A tough actioner. Quite different from Pursued.
I never understood how the studio employee Walsh could fit the author theory.