Untamed 02/16/19

Twilight Time

Fiery dame Susan Hayward carries this far-flung ‘women’s epic’ to delirious romantic extremes, as her Irish heroine defies nature and exploits admirers to claim the hunky Dutchman of her dreams — Tyrone Power. Using apartheid-ridden South Africa as a background for a cheerful white conquest wasn’t as touchy an idea in 1955 as it is now, but it should have been. Just the same, Henry King’s film is an impressive production from the early years of CinemaScope. Richard Egan, Agnes Moorehead, Rita Moreno, John Justin, Hope Emerson and Brad Dexter play hardy pioneers. On Blu-ray from Twilight Time.