skip navigation
Desert Fury

Desert Fury(1947)

Also Known As: Desert Town |

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here

Remind Me

TCMDb Archive MaterialsView all archives (0)


powered by AFI

Brief Synopsis

Fritzi Haller is a powerful casino owner in Chuckawalla, Nevada. Her daughter Paula (having quit school) returns at the same time as racketeer Eddie Bendix, who left under suspicion of murdering his wife. Paula and Eddie become involved; each for their own reasons, Fritzi, Paula's old beau Tom, and Eddie's pal Johnny try to break up the relationship. Then Eddie's past catches up with him in an unexpected way.

Cast & Crew

Lewis Allen Director
John Hodiak Eddie Bendix
Lizabeth Scott Paula Haller
Burt Lancaster Tom Hanson
Wendell Corey Johnny Ryan
Mary Astor Fritzie Haller
Kristine Miller Claire Lindquist
William Harrigan Judge Berle Lindquist
James Flavin [Sheriff] Pat Johnson
Jane Novak Mrs. Lindquist
Ana Camargo Rosa [Mexican maid]
Milt Kibbee Mike, bartender
Ralph Peters Pete, café owner

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1947 Production Date:  A Hal B. Wallis Production
EB*; Mertz AFI
EB: loaner #1907, Oct 93
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Hal Wallis Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  94-95 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

Leonard Maltin Ratings & Review



User Ratings & Review

This title has not been reviewed. Be the FIRST to write a review by CLICKING HERE >

User Ratings & Review

User Reviews:

  • Recommend:

  • Cinema History:

  • Cinematography:

  • Lead Performers:

  • Supporting Cast:

  • Director:

  • Screen Play:

  • Music Score:

  • Title Sequence:

User Ratings:

  • Infrequent Fury

    Sharon 2017-08-17

    Desert Fury, in my opinion, is an exceptional movie. I don't understand why it has not been, why it is not, shown. I have not seen it in several... MORE>

  • Desert fury

    Tommy 2015-05-31

    please show it soon i do not have much time left and i cant find it any where else THANKS Tommy MORE>

  • was it that good?

    julie bozarth 2013-09-03

    i haven't seen this movie in years. i would SO like to see it again. i could buy it for a fortune - it's available from criterion collection, but... MORE>