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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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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4 May 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bonecas de Carne  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joshua Logan originally wanted Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh to play the parents, and he tested Warren Beatty and Jane Fonda, among others, for the younger characters. See more »

Goofs

Long shot shows Parrish and Paige in a convertible with the top down, but when the closeups come, the top is up. See more »

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Teet Howie: [after Alison Post comes breezing through in a sport convertable] There goes Little Miss Wildcat, home from school.
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Soundtracks

Secret Love
Written by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster
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Tobacco Farming with Troy
17 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Last weekend I wanted to watch a film from my teen years... something that would take me back to those years of wonderment and yearning. I looked through my collection, spotted "Parrish" and knew I had found what I was looking forward. The story of a young man and his mother who move to Connecticut and involve themselves in tobacco farming, meeting a ruthless man and his family and a kind man and his spoiled daughter, it was a feast of young actors and respected mature stars. There wasn't a teen girl of those days and I dare say a few boys whose hearts didn't beat faster at the sight of Troy Donahue. His acting was pouty and wooden but there were those slim, handsome, blond looks, often wearing a red jacket that made teens break their clinches and sit up and pay attention. Whether he was romancing Connie Stevens (the first of their three films together) or Diane McBain (she hooked up with Donahue on the tube) or brunette Sharon Hugueny or whether he was emoting with Claudette Colbert (who came out of retirement for "Parrish" and then promptly retired again) or the esteemed Karl Malden and Dean Jagger, Donahue always came out second best in the acting department. This was Donahue's second of four straight films with director Delmer Daves and the older man certainly learned how to showcase the young blond hunk. The film has a bright and shiny look, plenty of melodrama and a gorgeous Max Steiner score. Get yourself some popcorn, put your feet up on the table and sit back and enjoy "Parrish."


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