Review: ‘Rage’

Rage, a joint Mexican-American production lensed entirely below the Border, is a moderately interesting story of a doctor's frantic race against time to reach a hospital for the Pasteur treatment against rabies.

Rage, a joint Mexican-American production lensed entirely below the Border, is a moderately interesting story of a doctor’s frantic race against time to reach a hospital for the Pasteur treatment against rabies.

Glenn Ford and Stella Stevens are the only Americans in cast, balance recruited wholly from Mexican ranks. Although Mexican-made, pic was shot in English.

Ford plays a guilt-ridden physician half-bent upon self-destruction, haunted by memory of the death of his wife and child, for which he blames himself. His base of operations is a construction camp practically in the wilderness. Nipped by his pet dog, he finds later it has rabies, and figures he has only about 48 hours to reach a medical center where he may be treated. With Stevens, a hooker who has been in the camp, he races thru desert and mountain in an attempt to reach the hospital.

Good suspense is worked up in situation and writer-director Gilberto Gazcon maintains mood realistically. Ford etches a rugged characterization, particularly as panic begins to take hold in what appears to be a hopeless effort in reaching the hospital in time.

Rage

US - Mexico

Production

Schenck/Jalisco. Director Gilberto Gazcon; Producer Gilberto Gazcon; Screenplay Teddi Sherman, Gilberto Gazcon, Fernando Mendez; Camera Rosalio Solano; Editor Carlos Savage, Walter Thompson; Music Gustavo Cesar Carreon

Crew

(Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1966. Running time: 103 MIN.

With

Glenn Ford Stella Stevens David Reynoso Armando Silvestre Ariadna Wellter Jose Elias Moreno
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