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Ruby Gentry (1952)

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A sexy but poor young girl marries a rich man she doesn't love, but carries a torch for another man.

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Ruby Gentry
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Boake Tackman
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Jim Gentry
Tom Tully ...
Jud Corey
Barney Phillips ...
Dr. Saul Manfred / Narrator (as Bernard Phillips)
James Anderson ...
Jewel Corey
Josephine Hutchinson ...
Letitia Gentry
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Tracy McAuliffe
Herbert Heyes ...
Judge Tackman
Myra Marsh ...
Ma Corey
Charles Cane ...
Cullen McAuliffe
Sam Flint ...
Neil Fallgren
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Clyde Pratt
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A sexy but poor young girl marries a rich man she doesn't love, but carries a torch for another man.

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The story of Ruby Gentry, who wrecked a whole town -- man by man ...sin by sin See more »

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20 August 1953 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

La furie du désir  »

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$525,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Early in the film, Ruby and Boake are driving on the beach in his car. There are noticeable mountains in the background. Since the film takes place on the coast of North Carolina, the landscape should be flat with the exception of sand dunes. See more »

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Ruby Gentry: Turn off the pumps.
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Memoriable for cast and theme music
7 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Charlton Heston is at the height of his hunk stage and played an unusual type, against his rugged, frontier persona. Jennifer Jones is sultry and moody through several decades, backed by the haunting "Ruby" theme. Richard Hyman's harmonica is a perfect compliment to the two lead character types. I think it is even more effective in black and white than it could ever have been in color. Perhaps this element underscores the black and white social mores of the era. This movie is the first to really make me believe Jennifer Jones character is principally an emotionally grounded person, touchable by others. I usually find her too self contained to feel deeply. I have seen this movie several times, and thoroughly appreciate it each time.


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