The Power and the Glory Movies & Media Adaptations

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The Power and the Glory was adapted for the screen by Dudley Nichols and directed and produced by John Ford as The Fugitive in 1947. Although Ford is considered a great film maker, the movie was not commercially successful, and it is considered by many critics to be one of Ford's worst films. The film did receive some good reviews when it was first released, notably from the New York Times, which called it a "thundering modern parable on the indestructibility of faith." However, the film tried to cater to conventional expectations of priestly conduct: Henry Fonda, as the priest is a stronger person than Greene's character, and the lieutenant, who is shown as a complete fanatic, is made the father of the illegitimate child. These attempts to sanitize the priest rob Greene's vision of its power. On the other hand, in 1961, CBS produced a television version which was...

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