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The Ox-Bow Incident
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- Fonda Dana Quinn
Powerful drama,appreciate more with each viewing.Great book.Lynching as anything but justice was never shown more powerfully.Quinn's best for me are Ox-Bow and Guns Of Navarone.
The Ox Bow Murders
- Fonda Dana
Another great movie proving what happens when not all facts are known,mob drunk on human blood.Nazis in cowboy garb very apparent
Who's Rash in Rush to Justice now
- No Room For Error
The Purple Heart showed captured fliers fighting for justice.This is a lynch mob of same caliber as Nazis and Tojo in WWII.Conviction in the mob's hearts is never justice,whether a gay black man in 1998's BLIND FAITH,To Kill A Mockingbird,The Purple Heart or many other wonderful films.As Errol Flynn's Robin Hood said,"It's Injustice I hate,not the Normans!"
- MARLENE RANTZ
THIS MOVIE WAS A GREAT MOVIE! I NOTICE THAT THE PERFORMANCES BY HENRY FONDA AND DANA ANDREWS WERE PREFERRED PERFORMANCES-I MIGHT HAVE CHOSEN FRANK CONROY'S PERFORMANCE(HIS FACIAL EXPRESSION WHILE WILLIAM EYTHE WAS TAUNTING HIM WAS OUTSTANDING!), BUT THAT WOULD BE SO UNFAIR TO THE OTHER ACTORS, BECAUSE THEY WERE ALL SO GOOD! AN INTERESTING PLOT WITH GREAT ACTING EQUAL A GREAT MOVIE!
What Happens When Mob Rules Prevail
- Dana fan
What a significant picture of what no one would admit to as happening in Nazi Germany and elsewhere and also today
The Ox-bow Incident
- Dashiell Barnes
William Wellman's study of mob justice is a dramatic & great story. Henry Fonda is great as a cynical & weary rancher who plunges himself into a group of very, & I mean "Very," nasty people. Dana Andrews is terrific as one of the doomed lynch victims & he will bring tears into your eyes. An incredibly moving & terrific film to add to the western genre. I give it a 4/5.
I'm glad I caught it.
Not a good role for Fonda
- Jarrod McDonald
I think if this film had come along later in Fonda's career he would've taken the role of the Christ figure played by Andrews. The script and direction basically hand the picture over to Dana Andrews. Fonda and Morgan are relegated to the sidelines during much of the story's main action, functioning as onlookers and having less commentary on the proceedings that the supporting cast! Even though Fonda gets top billing he is not integral to the plot (until arguably the end). In 'My Darling Clementine,' he also gets top billing but loses that picture to Victor Mature.
One of my favorite films.
This is wonderful story - and brilliantly put on the screen. A movie way ahead of it's time. After The Searchers, I think this is the 2nd best western ever made. Look for the little dog at the opening of the film and just before the end.
great film, great performances.
great acting captured on film, not just by fonda, but by most of the cast. i remember being absorbed into this film, with no escape from the inevitable outcome. you can sense it in the opening scenes, and the energy builds and builds... like hopelessly trying to stop a runaway freight train. i am so glad to see the four star rating. fonda at his best in his early years, along with grapes of wrath. great film. and maw gave me nightmares.
ONE OF THE BEST FILMS EVER!
- Mary Melinda Kinnaird
Everyone should see this film. I'm not a western fan, but I do like both Dana Andrews and Henry Fonda, so I watched this film. I am so glad I did. It is one of the best films ever! It's one of the most moving and beautifully made films I have ever seen. This film will stay with you long after the end credits. It's a powerful film that has become one of my all-time favorites. SEE THIS MOVIE!!