Eager to land a journalistic position, Adam White goes to work as an advice-giving newspaper columnist. His editor, Shrike, takes pleasure in browbeating his alcoholic wife Florence for her... See full summary »
The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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
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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 »
[Carol says nothing]
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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Old fashion morals of progress against change,human drama
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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