Run for Cover
The story of a man apart... who brought faith to a youth, love to a woman, justice to a land!
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 22, 2012
- Originally Released: 1955
- Label: Olive Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||John Derek, Viveca Lindfors, Jean Hersholt, Ernest Borgnine, James Cagney & Grant Withers|
|Directed by||Nicholas Ray|
|Edited by||Howard A. Smith|
|Screenwriting by||William C. Thomas & Winston Miller|
|Composition by||Howard Jackson & Jack Brooks|
|Art Direction by||Henry Bumstead & Hal Pereira|
|Story by||Harriet Frank Jr. & Irving Ravetch|
|Produced by||William H. Pine & William C. Thomas|
|Director of Photography:||Daniel L. Fapp|
It's not as obviously masterful as some of Ray's other films, it's at the very least an entertaining horse opera with Cagney close to his best. Full Review
Rating: A -- Ray endows it with his usual themes of generational conflict and societal injustice, and does a powerful job getting these themes across. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
In his first western since 1939's THE OKLAHOMA KID, James Cagney is a pillar of integrity in the Pine-Thomas production RUN FOR COVER. Cagney plays Matt Dow, who at the beginning of the film has been released from prison after serving six years for a crime he didn't commit. Heading westward, Matt befriends young Davey Bishop (John Derek), whom he begins to regard as the son (or brother) he never had. When Davey is injured during a train holdup, Matt brings him to the farm of Mr. Swenson (Jean Hersholt) to convalesce. Here Matt falls in love with Swenson's daughter Helga (Viveca Lindfors). When word of Matt's prowess with a gun reaches the local townsfolk, he is offered the job of sheriff. Matt accepts, but on one condition: that the crippled Davey be appointed deputy. Matt's faith in Davey proves to be misplaced when the embittered boy throws in with the dreaded Gentry gang, but an 11th hour regeneration caps this "psychological western." The curiously Freudian relationship between Matt and Davey was par for the course for Nicholas Ray, who directed RUN FOR COVER betwixt and between his more famous endeavors JOHNNY GUITAR and REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE.
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