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?
The fanfare theme Erich Wolfgang Korngold wrote for the movie was a direct inspiration for John Williams to write the main theme for Star Wars. This was a request by George Lucas, along with the 20th Century Fox fanfare opening credit, to have a score that would remind Errol Flynn like 30's and 40's swashbucklers, to set the context of his saga in a chivalry universe. 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
Madame Marie von Eln
Don't cry, Anna, for me. It will be worse for him. My troubles are almost over and his are just beginning. Growing up is so difficult, Anna. The disappointments and the heartbreaks, the frightening problems, the menaces and cruelties of the world. How often have I wished that his mother will live or his father, or that I were his mother! It isn't fair that a young boy should be brought up by an old woman who will leave him when he needs her most.
Fantasie Impromptu in C Sharp Minor, Op. 66
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Partially played on piano by Robert Cummings See more