The Furies

Watching some fine old westerns. Check out The Furies (a play on the Greek spirits of revenge) with Barbara Stanwyck and Walter Huston, black and white, Anthony Newman directed. An epic depiction of a father daughter relationship with hints of Antigone and Creon on a  sweeping scale, all played out in the Arizona cattle country in the 1870’s. Also, a droll Along Came Jones with Gary Cooper playing a clumsy, poor shooting cattle puncher who falls in love with Loretta Young. Coop was at his best, IMO, as a comic.

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