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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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Fox Classics Being Released By Twilight Time
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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)

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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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Hayward becomes bride to broody Boyd, 1 July 1999
Author: (dkodeski@hotbot.com) from Chicago, USA

This neighbors to the North melodrama was released by 20th Century Fox after Hayward's Oscar win for "I Want To Live!" It isn't a terrible film, but it isn't terribly good either. Hayward's Mary Sharron is widowed early in the story when her husband is killed by a falling flaming tree during a forest fire. Hayward grieves. Tries to run the farm herself. Is forced to hire moody Fred Carter (Steven Boyd). Hayward watches him chop wood in a tight white tee shirt and eventually marries him. Her son Robbie (Dennis Holmes) - a dreamy kid who hangs out by a quicksand pit and enjoys watching stock footage fauna frolic in the woods, has some difficulties with Carter - especially when Carter kills a deer and forces Robbie to watch the gutting. Carter gets tougher and touchier and more and more moody - he's a ball of psychological sturm und drang roiling with anger centered on his mamby pamby brother.... Carter's Canadian accent grows thicker as the plot careens toward rain and resolution. Carter rapes Mary - she becomes pregnant - Carter moves out to the barn - and threatens to leave altogether. Rain arrives, signaling: (as it always does) change. Carter carries Mary miles in the torrential downpour to town so that she can deliver her baby safely. She eventually learns of this selfless endeavor and her heart softens again. But, Carter is redeemed only after Robbie pulls him from the foreshadowed quicksand sinkhole. Unfortunately Hayward doesn't get much of a chance to crackle but fun performances and a decent amount of melodrama make this a fair one to catch.

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