Untamed 1955 NR CC

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Among those leaving Ireland during the potato famine are Katie O'Neill and her husband, who decide that the promised land is South Africa. Once there, they discover the hardships that are the reality of the homesteader experience.

Starring:
Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward
Runtime:
1 hour 52 minutes

Untamed

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Product Details

Genres Adventure
Director Henry King
Starring Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward
Supporting actors Richard Egan, John Justin, Agnes Moorehead, Rita Moreno, Hope Emerson, Brad Dexter, Henry O'Neill, Paul Thompson, Robert Adler, Gertrude Astor, Eleanor Audley, Louis Polliman Brown, Wally Brown, Forrest Burns, John Carlyle, Harry Carter, Leonard Casey, Brian Corcoran
Studio 20th Century Fox
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

A great action movie with a lot of action throughout.
Avid Movie Collector
The sound is stereo, the picture is letterboxed but not enhanced for widescreen tvs.
Gary C. Williams
As I am a collector of classic movies this is a good one to have in your library.
Kenneth B. Barrett

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Roberto Frangie on June 19, 2007
Format: DVD
Katie O'Neill (Susan Hayward) first meet Paul Van Riebeck (Tyrone Power), a leader of the South African Boers, when he comes to Ireland on a horse-buying trip... The two fall in love, but Paul, intent on establishing a Dutch Free State back home, has no time to settle down and refuses to marry her while he has this commitment...

Several years pass and Katie has wed Shawn Kildare (John Justin). When the great potato famine of the 1850s strikes Ireland, Katie, still in love with Paul, persuades Shawn that they should go to South Africa to start a new life...

They sail with their infant son and his nurse, Aggie (Agnes Moorehead), and in Capetown, join a group of homesteaders on a trek to the interior, where en route, Katie catches the eye of handsome Kurt Hout (Richard Egan), leader of a band of outriders...

A surprise Zulu attack on the wagon train is broken up by the timely appearance of Paul Van Riebeck and his men, but during the fighting, Shawn is killed... Paul does what he can to comfort Katie but finds that Kurt Hout, an old friend, already has made clear his interest in the newly widowed homesteader...

When the wagon train finally reaches its destination, Hoffen Valley, Katie convinces Paul to settle down with her, but their happiness is short-lived... Paul leaves to continue his work with the Free State movement, unaware that Katie is carrying his child...

Kurt, very upset for not being desired, becomes a dangerous outlaw, enemy of the authority... Rita Moreno plays his mistress...

Katie is the example of the brave intelligent, ambitious, lucky lady... She proves her courage, persistence and full determination to win as a wife, a mother, and a woman in love...

Filmed in the "grandeur" of CinemaScope, "Untamed" is a romantic action melodrama, short in action and long on romance...

The role of Kurt Hout was originally intended for Victor Mature, but he was replaces by Richard Egan...
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Kelley on June 20, 2013
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I just received my copy of Untamed and pleased to tell you it's widescreen (not anamorphic) with A Stereo soundtrack. The Film is a bit faded. The soundtrack sounds great, the opening of the film starts with the hunting horns going back and forth between the speakers. I'm so glad I took a chance and ordered it anyway. The African scenery is spectacular. date of review is 06/20/2013 Untamed
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Michael R. Evans on June 14, 2013
Format: DVD
This Gone With The Wind-style romance of a fiery Irish redhead who survives many tribulations in 19th Century South Africa is one of Susan Hayward's better period movies of the '50's. (In fact, compared to THE CONQUEROR, it's akin to CITIZEN KANE). Re-teamed with Tyrone Power, who had starred with her in RAWHIDE, Susan Hayward applies her considerable histrionic talent and intelligence to a somewhat enigmatic and unlikeable character, gaining sympathy which a lesser actress would not be able to elicit.
Able support is provided by Agnes Moorehead ( who never gave an uninteresting performance) and Richard Egan. UNTAMED is another CinemaScope Opus which showed the movie-going public location vistas of Africa on the wider canvas which temporarily revitalized Hollywood in the mid-'50's.
The best feature of this movie is Franz Waxman's great score (available on CD from Film Score Monthly), which should be heard in stereo. This release will be in Wide Screen (2.55:1, non-anamorphic- ie. Letterboxed,you will need to set your Wide TV to 'Zoom' to see it at its best) but no indication is given as to whether it will be in some kind of stereo. (The Spanish release was-regrettably- mono, which is not an encouraging sign). It was originally released in 4-track Magnetic surround sound, but - in general-Fox are not going to much trouble with their MOD releases, so the best we can hope for would be 2-track stereophonic sound.)
Franz Waxman- whose scores inc. REBECCA,SUNSET BOULEVARD, A PLACE IN THE SUN- resigned from the Academy in protest over the non-nomination of Alfred Newman's groundbreaking score for THE ROBE in 1954. Despite the high quality of his compositions for Hollywood movies after this (egs.
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32 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Jim Tarleton on June 7, 2013
Format: DVD
This was an exciting film in CinemaScope and another re-pairing of Susan Hayward & Tyrone Power. And once again, the Fox Cinema Archives is releasing this in the horrible Pan & Scan version. This ruins the scope of the movie and is not worth having. Shame! Shame! Shame! I'm very disappointed.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Robert Klosner on July 29, 2007
Format: DVD
Tyrone Power and Susan Hayward give outstanding performances in this all time classic film. A story of one woman's desire for a man which rules her life from "rags to riches" and back again. Lots of great actors in the cast. Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Richard Egan, Rita Moreno, and Agnes Moorehead all give their best. A "must see" for any fan of any of these actors or classic movies.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Kundenrezensionen on June 21, 2013
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UPDATE August 30th 2013:

After long time thinking about to buy or not to buy: i bought it now.
Ok: on the DVD cover the screenformat is noted as 4:3 LETTERBOXED

= the movie is on the DVD in its 2.55:1 original Format (black bars above and down of the screen) but... when you've a 16:9 TV so you have to use the zoom button = then the movie shows correct.

Sound is pretty well in Stereo and the picture quality is good too. It could just a little bit sharper but fine so far. But for a Tyrone Power movie I would prefer to see this movie on Blu-Ray in very good quality.

SUBTITLES: nothing!
(for foreign speaking and hard hearing people it may be difficult to watch this movie).

Franz Waxman scores sounds great (score is available on CD, released through FSM).

Movie: entertaining.
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