The Fugitive Kind

The Fugitive Kind

DVD - 2010
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Val Xavier is a guitar-strumming drifter trying to go straight. He finds work and solace in a Southern small-town variety store run by Lady Torrance, who's lonely, sexually frustrated, and abused by her vile, deathly ill husband, and who proves as much a temptation for Val as local wild child Carol, who tries to seduce him.

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ANTHONYZEDAN
Feb 08, 2017

A young Marlon Brando seethes with sensuality as a New Orleans Entertainer trying to turn over a new leaf in a small town. And, yes, he has a peculiar way of speaking that works for him.

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Heyst
Oct 30, 2016

magnani, brando, woodward, Lumet --- one and all deserve kudos, but I have to give this to the great Tennessee. . . that writer had his eye on the ball. watch this back to back with cat on a Hot Tin roof and Streetcar.

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Monolith
Aug 16, 2013

Brando's magnetic stage presence is/was like none I've ever seen. He just pulls you in, and doesn't let go. An odd pairing between he and Magnani, but apparently they were intended for the roles when Tennessee wrote the play. Joanne Woodward was spot-on as the rebellious wildcat. What an ending -- caught me way off guard...

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ncs1961
Jul 26, 2013

I'm still thinking about the story behind the story- these characters each have a whole life behind them- wonderfully mysterious & complicated.

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esk1033
Oct 21, 2012

This movie was chilling at times. It`s the kind of movie you can`t stop watching. Anna Magnani was so believable, so broken and desperate. . Brando was Brando. I loved Joanne Woodward`s performance. A wild thing but so very lost. You can`t forget this story.

theorbys Sep 28, 2012

It's a little dated, but if you are a film buff then it's a must see. Brandon is in full method mode, Anna Magnani, not quite appropriate for the setting is still Anna Magnani and easily holds her own with Brando. It's vintage Tennessee Williams and Sydney Lumet does a fine job directing. Nothing wrong with taking a little ride in a time machine.

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22950006357453
Oct 09, 2010

they sure dont make 'em like that anymore!

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Monolith
Aug 16, 2013

Lady Torrance: "...Are you a lady's man?" Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier: "It's been said that a woman can burn a man down... I can burn a woman down."

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