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Claudelle Inglish (1961)

Approved | | Drama | 13 April 1962 (West Germany)
In this tale of a good girl who goes very bad, a beautiful young Southern lady remains faithful to the man she loves while he is away in the military . . . until she gets a letter that he ... See full summary »

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Claudelle Inglish
Arthur Kennedy ...
Clyde Inglish
Will Hutchins ...
Dennis Peasley
Constance Ford ...
Jessie Inglish
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S.T. Crawford
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Harley Peasley
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Linn Varner
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Rip Guyler
Ford Rainey ...
Rev. Armstrong
James Bell ...
Josh
Robert Logan ...
Charles Henry
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In this tale of a good girl who goes very bad, a beautiful young Southern lady remains faithful to the man she loves while he is away in the military . . . until she gets a letter that he has fallen in love with another. Now, donning a tight dress and putting on new makeup, she proceeds to use her allure to seek vengeance by driving the men in her small town wild in their desire for Claudelle Inglish.

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She liked boys looking at her...and thinking...and then she'd take her delicious kind of revenge on them all! The author of 'God's Little Acre,' Erskine Caldwell, brings you his most misbehavin' female...the child-woman called Claudelle Inglish. See more »

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I May Be Wrong (but I Think You're Wonderful)
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Music by Henry Sullivan
Played at the Senior Dance
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Presents and promises...
23 September 2015 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Potboiler from Erskine Caldwell's novel about a Southern sharecropper's daughter, broken-hearted after being rejected by her soldier-fiancé, turning from timid girl to tramp in order to even the score. Producer-screenwriter Leonard Freeman is rather timid himself within this potentially sweaty and sinful scenario; we're never sure just how far our heroine is going sexually with the drooling males in town--or if she's just a tease (had the film been made only a few years later, it might've been a more salacious melodrama). Diane McBain is well-cast as Claudelle Inglish, and she gives a good performance, but restrictions of the era prevent her and director Gordon Douglas from exploring the character with any depth. As a result, the finale doesn't provide the emotional punch Freeman or Douglas probably hoped for. Instead of being a classic tragic figure, Claudelle merely seems guilty of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. **1/2 from ****


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