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Duel in the Sun (1946)
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King Vidor Otto Brower William Dieterle
David O. Selznick Niven Busch Oliver H.P. Garrett
2h 26m
"Duel in the Sun" is a 1946 American psychological Western film directed by King Vidor and written by David O. Selznick, based on the novel by Niven Busch. The story revolves around Pearl Chavez, a beautiful and biracial young woman who becomes the ward of her deceased father's first love. As Pearl navigates her new life on a Texas ranch, she finds herself torn between two brothers: one good and the other bad. The film delves into themes of prejudice, forbidden love, and family feuds, showcasing the complexities of Pearl's character and the challenges she faces in a society plagued by discrimination. Starring Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lillian Gish, Walter Huston, and Lionel Barrymore, "Duel in the Sun" is a captivating tale of love, temptation, and the human spirit.