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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)

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

This is my entry for the Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon, which celebrates all actors with the last name Barrymore. To read the rest of the stunning roster, click here. ********************************************************************************* Imagine you're David O. Selznick. In 1939, you ... Read full article

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Quotes from

Laura Belle McCanles: [to Pearl] Neither your father nor I found happiness in this world, and I'm afraid neither will you.

Pearl Chavez: If I'm not good enough to marry, I'm not good enough to kiss.

Sen. Jackson McCanles: So that's where you stand!
Jesse McCanles: I think I'd rather be on the side of the victims than of the murderers.

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This film is listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE.
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.
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.
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