Hurry Sundown

1967

Drama

2
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 29%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 28%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 835

Synopsis


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
Downloaded 0 times
June 01, 2016 at 10:48 PM

Director

Cast

Michael Caine as Henry Warren
Jane Fonda as Julie Ann Warren
Burgess Meredith as Judge Purcell
Faye Dunaway as Lou McDowell
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
999.57 MB
1280*544
English
23.976 fps
2hr 26 min
P/S 0 / 4
2.12 GB
1920*816
English
23.976 fps
2hr 26 min
P/S 1 / 3

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by HotToastyRag 7 / 10

Otto Preminger Classic

It's difficult to concisely describe the plot of Hurry Sundown; it's a film about the racial divide, family squabbles, class distinction, and corporate takeover of land. Among the subplots are marital difficulties, Southern life, parenthood, a developmentally challenged child, questionable honor of the legal system, and coming-of-age dilemmas.

Michael Caine is married to Jane Fonda, and while they're a well-to-do Southern couple on the outside, beneath the surface lies infidelity and parenting issues. Michael's poor cousin, John Phillip Law, is married to Faye Dunaway, and he also has trouble with his children. Robert Hooks and his mother Beah Richards live on land that used to belong to Jane's family, back when they owned slaves. As a gift, they gave the land to Beah, but when Michael Caine's company wants to build on it, racial tensions lead to unforeseen consequences that affect all three families.

Even though I have a soft spot in my heart for Michael Caine and refuse to ever really see him as a bad guy, he's known for his meaner roles. In Hurry Sundown, he's just about as mean as it gets. He gives a fantastically chilling performance, and his Southern accent is nearly flawless. Faye Dunaway also stands out in her smaller role, since it's unlike the cold, calculating, classy roles she usually takes. Be on the lookout for Diahann Carroll, Burgess Meredith, and George Kennedy as the adorable but incompetent sheriff.

This is a very well-acted film that fits in with other hot-blooded films of its time, like In the Heat of the Night and The Long, Hot Summer. It's one of the steamiest films made in the 1960s, and it sheds light on a number of important issues. Director Otto Preminger, king of films that push the envelope, creates another masterpiece that makes you feel like you need a good scrubbing after watching it.

Kiddy Warning: Obviously, you have control over your own children. However, due to racial language, sexual situations, and violence involving children, I wouldn't let my kids watch it.

Reviewed by jovana-13676 9 / 10

Or do you think that a soap opera is for whites only?

First of all, I like Michael Caine in any movie. ANY MOVIE. And his partner is Jane Fonda. And then there are two other hot couples. I think that this film is more about gentrification and how it effects everybody, the racial tension is just a backdrop. In fact, it's a good depiction of another form of segregation and the bleak future that we live in now. Maybe when this film was released back in 1967, when the Civil Rights Movement was huge, very few people were able to see it coming. But, it's gotten worst after that thanks to gentrification: whites dominate the suburbs and minorities dominate the centers. So, this is a soap opera with a vision. It transcends races. And what makes it transcending is its soapy character. The main villain here is not exactly a racist, but more of an ambitious and crooked narcissist.Put that kind of a character against any backdrop and he'll make a mess of it. Even in a 100% white movie taking place in Boston.

Reviewed by ksf-2 6 / 10

racial issues

Otto Preminger....one year before Skidoo (which you HAVE to see if you haven't seen it. he even uses some of the same cast in Sundown... John Law, Burgess Meredith). The weirdest part of this whole thing is star Michael Caine trying to do a southern accent. Some fun names in this one.. Jim Backus, George Kennedy, Robert Reed, Jane Fonda. It's post WW II, and the land developers are buying up all the land for a housing development. Of course, there are two holdouts, and one of them is African American. And this town is dealing with serious racial tensions. Pretty much everyone has to choose a side. The married couple, the Warrens, (Fonda and Caine) are battling over trying to convince the black family to sell their property, where Mrs. Warren's mammy still lives. This one is very different from some of Preminger's other wacky films; a pretty serious drama, tackling some serious issues of the time. especially in the south, where this takes place. The story is pretty uneven, and everyone's performance is over the top. One bright spot was the singing they were doing in Reeve's house. of course, the it sounded like a lot more voices than the few that were in the room, but it was quite pretty. If you haven't seen this, its worth it to see all those big names in 1967. It IS available on DVD from Olive Films, but I have not seen this one on Turner Classics.

Read more IMDb reviews

2 Comments

Be the first to leave a comment