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ILLUMINATING THE SILVER SCREEN: DOLORES DEL RIO
THE FUGITIVE
DIRECTED BY JOHN FORD

FRIDAY,
JANUARY 18, 2002,

8 PM

$6 ($4 WALKER MEMBERS)
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In this film adapted from Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory, del Rio portrays an unwed mother who helps the priest (Henry Fonda) who baptized her child flee the country during a volatile church-and-state confrontation. Under John Ford's direction--and with cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa (Maria Candelaria, Buñuel's Los Olvidados)--the story takes on a stark allegorical tone. Ford filmed The Fugitive on location in Mexico after del Rio left Hollywood, perpetuating her position as the archetypal Mexican woman for American audiences even after she left the studio system. 1947, U.S./Mexico, B/W, 35mm, 104 minutes.


 

 


SPECIAL THANKS TO BILL ROBENS AND R. P. MAY (WARNER BROS.), ROB STONE (UCLA FILM AND TELEVISION ARCHIVE), BRIAN CLAUSSEN (SWANK) AND BRYAN COFFEY (MOMA CIRCULATING FILM DEPARTMENT) FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND FOR PROVIDING THE PRINTS.