Duel in the Sun. 1946. USA. Directed by King Vidor. Screenplay by David O. Selznick, based on the novel by Niven Busch. With Jennifer Jones, Gregory Peck, Joseph Cotten. 35mm. 135 min.
When her father is hanged for the murder of her mother and her mother’s lover, Pearl Chavez goes to live with distant relatives in Texas. Pearl is welcomed by Laura Belle and her older, kindhearted son Jesse. However, Laura Belle’s husband, Senator McCanles, takes an immediate disliking to Pearl, while his younger, lusty son Lewt finds her very desirable indeed.