Five children in an apparently ideal American small town find their lives changing as the years pass near the turn of the century in 1900. Parris and Drake, both of whom have lost their parents, are best friends; Parris dreams of becoming a doctor, studying under the father of his sweetheart Cassie, while Drake plans on becoming a local businessman when he receives his full inheritance - juggling girlfriends in the meantime. As they become adults, the revelations of local secrets threaten to ruin their hopes and dreams. Written by
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Did You Know?
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
had written the scores for a number of important movies for Warners, including The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
(1939). Korngold was told he was to write a score for a new picture, 'Kings Row'. According to Brendan Carroll in his biography of Korngold, the composer, thinking this was another royal story, set about writing the celebrated fanfare theme of the picture. Despite the wrong assumption, Korngold decided to keep and develop the theme into what has become a classic score. See more
When Randy sends Parris a letter in Europe, the return address reads "Kings Row, USA" with no street address or state mentioned. See more
Drake McHugh, as a boy
[to Parris, as Dr. Gordon operates on a friend's father
Let's get out of here! I never heard a grown man scream and holler like this before, did you?
In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Played outside of Fritz Bachman's See more