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Bright Leaf (1950)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 2 July 1950 (USA)
In 1894, Brant Royle shocks the aristocratic tobacco growers of Kingsmont by planning to mass-produce cigarettes.

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Once, magnate Major Singleton ran the Royles out of the Kingsmont tobacco country for daring to make lowly cigarettes. Now in 1894, Brant Royle, last of his name, is back. Forceful and macho, Brant intends to re-establish his family no matter what it takes. Two lovely women have waited for him: bordello keeper Sonia, with love; Singleton's daughter Margaret, with hatred and desire. As automation rears its head, the struggle attains an epic quality. Will Royle Cigarettes flood the market? Will Brant pick the wrong woman? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Semillas de venganza  »

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Patricia Neal, who was involved in a three-year off-screen romance with Gary Cooper, very much wanted to play the Lauren Bacall role, but Warners refused to test her. See more »

Goofs

After Major Singleton shoots Brant he neglects to put the other pistol in the case or reload the pistol he used and yet shoots himself in the carriage. See more »

Quotes

John Barton: I've learned a great deal from you, Brant. If I weren't an honest man, I might be able to use it.
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Connections

Referenced in Bright Leaves (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Marie
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Music by Raymon Moore
Lyrics by Cy Warman
Sung by a vocal group on the phonograph
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the best of Cooper
24 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

I too have seen this movie many times & whenever possible. I have seen nearly every Gary Cooper movie. This is by far his best performance! The combination of star power, story and character interplay is flawless. If you have never seen a Cooper movie, see this one first. I'm also a huge fan of Donald Crisp. Again, a tremendous performance (though a slight step back of How Green Was My Valley). Never been a big Patricia Neal fan but, again, a great performance. Just another great job by Bacall. This is nearly in the EPIC category as movies go. Somewhat loosely based on the history of the tobacco industry/progression, it chronicles the rise in popularity & proliferation of cigarettes. This is truly a hidden gem that most movie fans are unaware of, but should be. And if that weren't enough, it was directed by the great Michael Curtiz.


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