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Val Xavier, a drifter of obscure origins arrives at a small town and gets a job in a store run by Lady Torrence, a sex-starved woman whose husband Jabe M. Torrance is dying of cancer ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Lady Torrance
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Carol Cutrere
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Vee Talbot
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Jabe M. Torrance
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Sheriff Jordan Talbott
Emory Richardson ...
Uncle Pleasant, the Conjure Man
Madame Spivy ...
Ruby Lightfoot (as Spivy)
Sally Gracie ...
Dolly Hamma
Lucille Benson ...
Beulah Binnings
John Baragrey ...
David Cutrere
Ben Yaffee ...
'Dog' Hamma
Joe Brown Jr. ...
'Pee Wee' Binnings
Virgilia Chew ...
Nurse Porter
Frank Borgman ...
Gas Station Attendant
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Val Xavier, a drifter of obscure origins arrives at a small town and gets a job in a store run by Lady Torrence, a sex-starved woman whose husband Jabe M. Torrance is dying of cancer upstairs. Val is pursued by Carol Cutere, the enigmatic local tramp-of-good-family, who covets his snakeskin jacket as much as his body and tries to seduce him in the cemetery. Val is more attracted to the mature Lady and gets her pregnant. Written by alfiehitchie

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SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY HE LOOKED AT A WOMAN...SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY HE HANDLED A GUITAR...(original ad) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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30 September 1960 (Finland)  »

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The Fugitive Kind  »

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Trivia

Tennessee Williams wrote the play with both Marlon Brando and Anna Magnani in mind, but neither wanted to do the theatrical version. See more »

Quotes

Carol Cutrere: [Xavier and Carol are driving at night in her sports car. She tells him to pull over at what appears to be the entrance to the local cemetery, "Wisteria Hills"] Pull over here.
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier: [Unaware of where they are] You live around here?
Carol Cutrere: [Slightly incredulous] Nobody lives around here! This is the local bone orchard!
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Soundtracks

Blanket Roll Blues
Music by Kenyon Hopkins
Lyrics by Tennessee Williams
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User Reviews

 
A Timeless Classic!!
16 September 2004 | by (Bowling Green Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Indeed this movie is a bit wordy at times,particularly the scenes with Anna Maganani but the Quality of the Acting and the Photography/Lighting is at times second to none.In fact the lighting of the the graveyard scene inspired me years ago to become a Photographer.

The Marlon Brando/Joanne Woodword scenes are superb throughout,the scenes of the two of them ripping down the "Dixie" Highway in her beater Jaguar Convertible are priceless.Maureen Stapleton portrays an Artist with real emotion.You can feel/smell the presence of the the sweaty,racist invalid Jabe.'The Juke Joint' scenes are classic.Even the Soundtrack is good.

You must see this Outstanding movie.It will stay with you.


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