Desert Fury 1947 Burt Lancaster Crime Drama


In Desert Fury, the daughter of a Nevada casino owner gets involved with a racketeer, despite everyone’s efforts to separate them. Unexpected things happen.


Desert Fury 1947 Burt Lancaster Lizabeth Scott Crime Drama

Stars: John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster

Desert Fury Story Line. Fritzi Haller (Mary Astor) is the tough owner of a saloon and casino in the small fictional mining town of Chuckawalla, Nevada. Her daughter, Paula Haller (Lizabeth Scott), has just quit school and returned home at the same time that gangster Eddie Bendix (John Hodiak) has returned. He was once involved with Fritzi, but left town under suspicion of murdering his wife.

Paula falls for Bendix and they become involved. Paula’s old boyfriend, and local lawman, Tom Hanson (Burt Lancaster), along with Bendix’s sidekick, Johnny Ryan (Wendell Corey), try to break up the relationship. When Fritzi finds out, she angrily tries to protect Paula and put a stop to her seeing Bendix.

Bendix’s past catches up with him in an unexpected way when the car he is in, running from Hanson (who wants to rid the town of the likes of Bendix and Ryan), crashes through the railing as it is going onto the bridge and plunges down the embankment…

Desert Fury is set in a small gambling oasis called Chuckawalla somewhere in the Nevada desert. Proprietress of the Purple Sage saloon and casino is the astonishing Mary Astor, in slacks and sporting a cigarette holder. Into town drives her handful of a daughter, played by Lizabeth Scott. In Technicolor she looks like 20-million bucks. Don’t pass up this hothouse melodrama chock full of creepily exotic blooms. It’s a remarkable movie.

Tagline: Two men wanted her love … The third wanted her life!

Product Information for Desert Fury

  • Director: Lewis Allen
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Production Co.: Hal Wallis Productions
  • Run time: 96 minutes
  • Sound: Mono
  • Color: Color (Technicolor)
  • Region: 1 (USA, Canada), NTSC

This movie was released on Aug 15, 1947 and became public domain effective December 31, 1975.

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You may also enjoy Criss Cross, a 1949 Burt Lancaster crime-drama.

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Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in




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