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
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Sidney Lumet always liked to rehearse his movies for at least two weeks before he would begin to film them. However, there was no rehearsal period for The Fugitive Kind because actress Anna Magnani was unwilling to rehearse because she did not like to. Therefore after only a three day rehearsal period the filming of the movie began. See more
Are you a lady's man?
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier
It's been said that a woman can burn a man down... I can burn a woman down.
Referenced in Wild at Heart
Blanket Roll Blues
Music by Kenyon Hopkins
Lyrics by Tennessee Williams See more