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Wild River (1960)

Approved | | Drama, History, Romance | May 1960 (USA)
A TVA bureaucrat comes to the river to do what none of his predecessors have been able to do - evict a stubborn octogenarian from her island before the rising waters engulf her.

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A young field administrator for the TVA comes to rural Tennessee to oversee the building of a dam on the Tennessee River. He encounters opposition from the local people, in particular a farmer who objects to his employment (with pay) of local black laborers. Much of the plot revolves around the eviction of an elderly woman from her home on an island in the River, and the young man's love affair with that woman's widowed granddaughter. Written by Sam Neff <samn@yang.earlham.edu>

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The Wild Language...The Wild Hungers...The Wild Furies!

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Drama | History | Romance

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Río salvaje  »

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June Carter Cash auditioned for the role of Carol. See more »

Goofs

When Chuck drives the black workers to their new TVA-built homes, a white car can be seen parked in the distance which appears to be a 1949 or 1950 Ford, but which in any case is plainly not a vehicle that would have existed in 1933, when the film is set. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Glover: [to Carol] Marry me?
[Carol says nothing]
Chuck Glover: I know I'll probably regret it, and I'm sure you'll regret it... but... get your hat, and a coat, wash up. Alright?
[Carol nods yes]
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Soundtracks

You Are My Lucky Star
(uncrdeited) (1935)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
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Old fashion morals of progress against change,human drama
31 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In 1934 field administrator chuck glover(Montgomery Cliff working for the Tennessee Valley Authority is dispatched to oversee clearance of land & property which will soon be flooded but a stubborn landowner refuse to leave while widow granddaughter(Lee Remick) falls for him.There's trouble along the way when he hire's the local coloured work force to work along side the white counterparts which the townsfolk aren't impressed by, especially by his liberal views.the grandmother (Jo Van Fleet) soon moves out leaving Cliff & Remick to marry & leave with her 2 children to a better life.Great location area shot with opulent flavour,nicely directed by Elia Kazan & nicely acted all round.


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