Duel In The Sun (1946)
The siblings: Jesse (Joseph Cotton) and Lewt McCanles (Gregory Peck)
What puts them at odds? Family loyalty and a violent disagreement over their shared affection for Pearl Chavez (Jennifer Jones) at a time when such things were usually settled with gunfire.
There was already tension between Jesse and Lewt before Pearl is brought to live with their family. Jesse has sided against the family with railroad men, which conflicts with Senator Jackson McCanles’s (Lionel Barrymore) interests. Soon Jesse is ostracised and Lewt is free to make a lecherous run at Pearl, who initially gives in to his advances until he refuses to marry her and goes on to kill the man she does decide to wed. Naturally, everything ends happil… Actually, spoiler alert! It doesn’t end well for Pearl or Lewt.
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