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 Corey aka Ruby Gentry
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Boake Tackman
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Jim Gentry
Tom Tully ...
Jud Corey
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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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Despite their different social class Ruby and Boake grew up together in the 1950s North Carolina. Ruby Corey lived with her poor family in the swamps while Boake Tackman lived in a mansion with servants. As long as their friendship stayed within the socially acceptable limits no one objected. In adulthood their friendship becomes a mutual romantic attraction. Ruby wants to marry Boake but he only seems interested in romantic play without commitment. Maybe conscious of his social status or maybe being afraid to offend his snobbish family and conservative hometown folk, he marries a rich girl. Out of revenge Ruby marries Jim Gentry, a recently widowed rich old man to whom many townsfolk and local businesses owe money. When Gentry dies in an accident, the town blames Ruby. A now rich Ruby takes revenge on the town's folk by calling in their debts and loans. The girl from the swamps has become the town's biggest nightmare. Written by nufs68

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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 d├ęsir  »

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$525,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This movie was the inspiration for a young singer from Mississippi named Roberta Lee Streeter to adopt the stage name Bobbi Gentry. See more »

Goofs

The swamp background noise instead of being NC wildlife is jungle noises - Perhaps the same sound clip from Cape Fear with Gregory Peck. Both were to have taken place in the swamps of NC - yet both sounded like something out of Tarzan. See more »

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Ruby Gentry: Turn off the pumps.
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Referenced in Made in U.S.A (1966) See more »

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Jennifer Jones
3 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this when I was very young and it was quite risqué for 1952. Jennifer was beautiful and very seductive. The thought of a woman being shown on the screen engaged in seduction was far from the norm for my family. I went with my friend and was afraid to tell my Mother. I need to rent this and see if it still holds up after all this time. I'm sure Jennifer will as she was a wonderful actress. I love Charlton Heston because is a journeyman actor but he bugs me. He always seems to be the same person. Karl Malden is an actors actor and never gives a bad performance. The setting was typical of that time, poor girl seduces rich boy. The other one was rich girl falls for poor boy. Sure never happened in my life. What I remember most though was the music as It is so plaintive.. I have it downloaded and it is one of my favorites.


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