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Ephraim Cabot is an old man of amazing vitality who loves his New England farm with a greedy passion. Hating him, and sharing his greed, are the sons of two wives Cabot has overworked into early graves. Most bitter is Eben, whose mother had owned most of the farm, and who feels who should be sole heir. When the old man brings home a new wife, Anna, she becomes a fierce contender to inherit the farm. Two of the sons leave when Eben gives them the fare in return for their shares of the farm. Meanwhile, Anna tries to cause some sparks by rubbing up against Eben. Written by
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Never viewed this film and was completely surprised at the great acting by Burl Ives, (Ephriam Cabot) and Sophia Loren, (Anna Cabot). Ephriam is an old man who runs his farm with a steel arm and treats his son's like dirt and he manages to work his wives to death on the farm. There are three sons and two of them decide to run off and go to California. While, Eben Cabot, (Anthony Perkins) stays on. Eben was very close to his real mother and she told him the farm was his and she also told Eben where Ephriam hid his money under a rock in the woods. Ephriam decides to find another wife and chooses a young 25 year old gal from Italy, Anna Cabot, (Sophia Loren) who makes herself right at home on the farm and manages to wrap her 76 year old husband around her little finger. Eben does not get along with Anna very much at first, but things do start to happen to these two in a romantic way. Excellent film and the ending you will never be able to figure out. Enjoy.
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