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Parrish (1961)

 -  Drama  -  4 May 1961 (USA)
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Parrish McLean lives with his mother Ellen on Sala Post's tobacco plantation in the Connecticut River Valley. His mother winds up marrying Sala's rival Judd Raike, ruthless planter who ... See full summary »

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Parrish McLean
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Ellen McLean
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Judd Raike
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Sala Post
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Lucy
Diane McBain ...
Alison Post
Sharon Hugueny ...
Paige Raike
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Teet Howie
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Edgar Raike
David Knapp ...
Wiley Raike
Sandra Edwards ...
Evaline Raike (as Saundra Edwards)
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Eileen
Bibi Osterwald ...
Rosie
Madeleine Sherwood ...
Addie
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Tom Weldon
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Parrish McLean lives with his mother Ellen on Sala Post's tobacco plantation in the Connecticut River Valley. His mother winds up marrying Sala's rival Judd Raike, ruthless planter who wants to drive Sala out of business. Judd insists that Parrish learn the business from the ground up. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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In the scene in Raike's office where Raike to Parrish about irrigation, he mentions that "it just so happens that Sekulovich is irrigating" his fields. Sekulovich is Karl Malden's real name. He would often manage to work his name into dialogue, as most famously in Patton. See more »

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The submarine shown in stock footage was not the USS Nautilus SSN-571. It was the USS Skate SSN 578. See more »

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Gramma: You'll go to hell, Lucy. Mark my words. Right to the fiery place!
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Secret Love
Written by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster
Sung at the Raike's homecoming
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Better than expected; good production standards
17 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While this film is hardly at risk of being called the greatest movie ever made, it's also not bad...a decent film.

If I have one complaint about the film it's the transformation of Karl Malden as the film goes on. Malden is such a good actor. But, for the first half of the film he's a fairly decent, though hardheaded businessman. During the second half of the film he's a rant-prone tyrant. I don't blame Malden. My guess is he played the part as written, and frankly he does some fine acting here. But, the director and screenwriters seemed to have failed to understand that most people -- unless they're bipolar -- have a rather even demeanor most of the time.

Probably the best acting in the film is by veteran character actor Dean Jagger. His presence is a blessing in any movie, and certainly in this film.

The lead -- Troy Donahue -- is fairly good in this role, although I have to admit other than a handsome face and blonde hair, there certainly wasn't much to the skinny, almost puny (though tall) actor.

This was Claudette Colbert's final big screen appearance, and she is always a welcome presence in virtually any film. What a shame she walked away from movies.

The plot here is quite good, and production values were high. It's a longer-than-average movie, but it still ended rather abruptly (and predictably). Recommended.


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