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The River’s Edge

1957

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  • The director, Allan Dwan, fills the sunbaked landscape with an acrid haze of moods and a suffocating tangle of emotions, which he conjures with sharp, stark images of stifled frenzy. One sequence in particular, of a border-patrol inspection gone bad, is an anthology piece of efficient, expressive action filmmaking; in a few slashing brushstrokes, Dwan captures the ecstatic horror of life on the edge.

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