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Parrish (1961)

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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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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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More than a boy...not yet a man! See more »

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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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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 »

Quotes

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
Sung at the Raike's homecoming
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Not a superior soaper by any means--but it should satisfy those in the requisite silly spirit...
10 April 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Director Delmer Daves also adapted Mildred Savage's sprawling novel about four adjoining tobacco farms in New England, and the love, lust and sabotage which occurs there. Troy Donahue is the stilted, inert title-named lothario who arrives in town with his mother, a dignified Claudette Colbert (in her theatrical bow); Connie Stevens, Diane McBain, and Sharon Hugueny are Donahue's love interests; Karl Malden is the tyrannical stepfather and boss from hell. Beautifully filmed by Harry Stradling, but the heated melodrama is engineered to be overwrought (Daves probably wouldn't have it any other way!). It's actually more involving than it has any right to be, though the narrative (spanning several years) is ridiculously rushed along in the third act, and the romantic clinches are so florid they generate some unintended laughs. **1/2 from ****


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