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Duel In The Sun (1946)
 
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I was pleasantly surprised to see a couple of chuckwallas at the end of this very campy overblown Western Melodrama from the producer of Gone With The Wind. Jennifer Jones, who plays the young "half breed" woman named Pearl, (and got an Oscar nomination for her role) is riding her horse through Hollywood's version of Texas (which means it's really Arizona.) To show us just how dangerous and scary the desert is, we see her horse getting spooked by a coyote, in front of a cheesy fake backdrop, and then later we see the terrifying chuckwallas. The camera pans over from the lizards to show Pearl riding in the wash. At least they used real lizards in a real wash, and probably spent hours setting up and filming the shot.
 

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