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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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So dangerous...destructive...deadly to love! 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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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 »

Quotes

Jim Gentry: Don't let it shake you Doc, it's just anatomy.
Dr. Saul Manfred: I never saw anything like it in dissection lab, though.
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Heavy-breather via King Vidor...not terribly convincing, but shameless fun
18 August 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

The turbulent life of a female sea captain is revealed. Jennifer Jones does quite well in the meaty leading role of Ruby, a swamp girl from the Carolinas who infiltrates an indifferent high society after marrying wealthy businessman Karl Malden. However, that marriage was just a convenience for this hellcat, who has pined her whole life for intrigued childhood hunting pal Charlton Heston, himself a recent newlywed to a girl who hails from the right side of the tracks. Silvia Richards' screenplay, which originated from a story by Arthur Fitz-Richard, is alarmingly direct, cutting right to the action despite a few well-placed flashbacks. Still, the narrative is somewhat confused (who's telling this story? If it's supposed to be Bernard Phillips' smitten doctor, he isn't around a whole lot). Jones sidesteps camp (just barely) with some enjoyably wild behavior in the film's second-half, and yet this portion of the movie doesn't quite fit comfortably alongside the rest--it plays almost like an unrelated episode. Director and co-producer King Vidor's strongest work comes in the earliest sequences, which have a well-wrought sense of character and pacing which the finale tends to lack. **1/2 from ****


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