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Duel in the Sun (1946) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by William Cameron Menzies and Otto Brower and produced by David O. Selznick.

Academy Awards 1946 --- Ceremony Number 19 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressJennifer JonesNominated
Best Supporting ActressLillian GishNominated
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Duelo ao Sol / Duel in the Sun (1946)

By L? on Oct 1, 2017 From Critica Retro

Duelo ao Sol / Duel in the Sun (1946) Eu amo a velha Hollywood. Eu amo cinema cl?ssico. Eu fico animada ao ler, nos cr?ditos iniciais, nomes como Joseph Cotten, Jennifer Jones, Gregory Peck, Lillian Gish, Herbert Marshall, Lionel Barrymore e Butterfly McQueen. Mas gra?as a Deus eu tamb?m sou ... Read full article


Jennifer Jones and Greg Peck can't quit each other in... Duel in the Sun (1946)

By Michaela on Aug 11, 2015 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

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Duelo ao Sol (1946) / Duel in the Sun (1946)

By L? on Nov 30, -0001 From Critica Retro

Duelo ao Sol (1946) / Duel in the Sun (1946) Eu amo a velha Hollywood. Eu amo cinema cl?ssico. Eu fico animada ao ler, nos cr?ditos iniciais, nomes como Joseph Cotten, Jennifer Jones, Gregory Peck, Lillian Gish, Herbert Marshall, Lionel Barrymore e Butterfly McQueen. Mas gra?as a Deus eu tam... Read full article


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The Sinkiller: I don't really know much about Sam Pierce, oh Lord, but from what I hear, he'd be needing no introduction to you. Seeing how Sam was snatched from his loved ones' arms before they even had time to get a good grip on hm, I'm counting on you to give him a better break up yonder.


The Sinkiller: Pearl, you're curved in the flesh of temptation. Resistance is going to be a darn sight harder for you than females protected by the shape of sows.


Pearl Chavez: And you'll forget about... about tonight, won't you? You'll forget it?
Jesse McCanles: No, I don't think I'll forget. I don't think I'll ever be able to. I shouldn't have told you the way I felt. It wasn't fair. There I go again, trying to be fair.


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David O. Selznick reportedly spent $2,000,000.00, an unheard of sum in 1946, on the promotion of this film.
David O. Selznick had originally intended this property as his artistic follow-up to Gone with the Wind. He envisioned a lavish production with no expense spared, and ultimately he got his wish. Constant production delays, many caused by Selznick's meddling and the hiring and firing of as many as seven directors (including Selznick himself), as well as an extended editing period to cut the film from its original 26-hour running time, caused the budget to balloon to a then-horrifying sum of $6 million, plus an additional $2 million in marketing costs. Though the film eventually did turn a profit, it effectively marked the end of Sleznick's career. However, he went on to produce prestige films such as The Paradine Case, Portrait of Jennie, The Third Man and A Farewell to Arms.
This film's musical score was the subject of a famous soundstage exchange between producer David O. Selznick and composer Dimitri Tiomkin. When Selznick first heard Tiomkin's "love theme", he was visibly disappointed and admonished the composer, "You don't understand. I want real f**king music!" To which Tiomkin angrily replied, "You f**k your way, I f**k my way. F**k you - I quit!" Their differences were eventually patched up, and Tiomkin's music was used in the final film.
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