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Bayou (1957)

| Drama | June 1957 (USA)
A New York architect meets a Cajun beauty in a remote bayou village.

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Martin Davis
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Marie Hebert
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Emil Hebert
Jonathan Haze ...
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Etienne (as Edwin Nelson)
Eugene Sonfield ...
Jean Tithe
Evelyn Hendrickson ...
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Milton Schneider ...
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Michael Romano ...
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Ulysses (as Tim Carey)
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A community of Cajun fishermen living around a remote bayou includes one authentic beauty, Marie, who wants to better herself but must deal with the unwelcome attentions of storekeeper Ulysses. When she meets Martin Davis, visiting New York architect, they hit it off at once; but the sinister Ulysses is not inclined to suffer a Yankee rival. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Somewhere, a 15-year old girl may be a teenager... in the Cajun country, she's a woman full-grown! ...and every Bayou man knows it!

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Repackaged as "Poor White Trash", The film ran for years on the south's drive-in circuit on a successful double feature with the similarly themed "I Hate Your Guts" (aka Shame). See more »

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Referenced in The Big Box: To the Devil a Daughter (2009) See more »

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BAYOU SONG
(uncredited)
Written by Edward I. Fessler
Sung behind credits by Dick Noel
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PeeeeYew
13 July 2015 | by (Palm Springs, CA) – See all my reviews

This picture is terrible. I don't get all the hype about Timothy Carey with his lousy Cajun accent. He overacted in every film I ever saw him in. This one is no exception. The rest of the cast is okay but most of the Cajun accents sound phony. Slow pace, boring direction and an inane script all serve to make this film a total waste of time. One interesting footnote though: no one seems to have noticed that veteran character actor Douglas Fowley (Singin in the Rain) is playing two roles. Not only does he play the ingenues' toothless father but also Jim (with his teeth and dark hair), the guy cajoling Peter Graves to fight for his architect design. He is the best actor in this otherwise dismal film.


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