The Capture is an offbeat drama, with psychological overtones, that plays off against the raw and rugged background of Mexican locales.

The Capture is an offbeat drama, with psychological overtones, that plays off against the raw and rugged background of Mexican locales.

Picture kicks off with a wallop, depicting a desperate chase that, storywise, sets up the plot’s finale. Lew Ayres is fleeing the Mexican rurales, wanted on a charge of murder. He holes up in a priest’s cabin and begins to disclose his story. A year before he had killed a fugitive, wanted for a robbery. The possibility of the man’s innocence haunted him, and Ayres sought out the widow. They fall in love, are married, but his guilty conscience makes full happiness impossible.

Ayres and Teresa Wright are very capable in the lead characters, adding to the general realism given the story because of the locales used.

One of the interestintg touches to the film is the incidental native music hauntingly spotted with the appearance of a blind guitar player.

The Capture

Production

RKO/Showtime. Director John Sturges; Producer Niven Busch; Screenplay Niven Busch; Camera Edward Cronjager; Editor George Amy; Music Daniele Amfitheatrof

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1950. Running time: 91 MIN.

With

Lew Ayres Teresa Wright Victor Jory Jacqueline White
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