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Writers:
Sydney Boehm (writer)
John Mantley (novel)
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Release Date:
27 May 1959 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
She should never have taken the stranger's love!
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Cast

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Susan Hayward ... Mary Sharron

Stephen Boyd ... Fred Carter

Barbara Nichols ... Mayme Radzevitch
Dennis Holmes ... Robbie Sharron

Theodore Bikel ... Dr. R. W. Gibbs
Ken Scott ... Sergeant Le Moyne
James Philbrook ... Henri
Florence MacMichael ... Mrs. Bedelia Gibbs
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Ames ... Carnival Barker (uncredited)
Alan Austin ... Fire Warden (uncredited)
Mary Carroll ... Mrs. Campbell (uncredited)
Tommy Farrell ... Carnival Barker (uncredited)
Arthur Franz ... Tom Sharron (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Officer Follette (uncredited)
Harry C. Johnson ... Juggler (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Louis Manley ... Fire-Eater (uncredited)
Richard Monahan ... Store Clerk (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Carnival Barker (uncredited)
Freeman Morse ... Carnival Barker (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Man at Carnival (uncredited)
Jack Raine ... Ian Campbell (uncredited)
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Directed by
Henry Hathaway 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sydney Boehm  writer
John Mantley  novel

Produced by
Sydney Boehm .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hugo Friedhofer 
 
Cinematography by
William C. Mellor 
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Simpson 
 
Art Direction by
Jack Martin Smith 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Charles Le Maire 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Hall .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Earle Hagen .... orchestrator
Lionel Newman .... conductor
David Buttolph .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leigh Harline .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Gus Levene .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Alfred Newman .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 

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103 min
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Mono (Westrex Recording System) | 4-Track Stereo
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Dr. R. W. Gibbs:Maybe so. Maybe so, Fred. But Tomorrow is another day.See more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Lovely rustic locales, infernally stubborn characters..., 16 April 2010
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Producer Sydney Boehm also adapted John Mantley's book for the screen, an emotionally-tangled tale of a widow and her young son in Saskatchewan who advertise for help running their farm; a rugged yet oddly child-like logger (and an acquaintance of the widow's late husband) takes the job, while gossiping tongues wag back in town. Seems the logger has a chequered past and a mercurial temper, which should send warning signs to our heroine (Susan Hayward)--who ends up doing what all simp-heroines in soap operas do, she marries him! The opening prologue of about twelve minutes could have been dispatched with just two or three lines of dialogue, while the mix of on-location photography, studio shots, and intermittent nature footage causes the film's visual sense to look mighty inconsistent. The exteriors are very pretty, yet the human drama at the forefront is blobby and unformed (particularly with Stephen Boyd's character). Hayward is less domineering than usual (and she seems to fall down a lot around horses!), but playing Mommy doesn't appear to be her forté. **1/2 from ****

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