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Parrish (1961)

Unrated | | Drama | 4 May 1961 (USA)
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
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Alison Post
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Paige Raike
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Teet Howie
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Edgar Raike
David Knapp ...
Wiley Raike
Saundra Edwards ...
Evaline Raike
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Eileen
Bibi Osterwald ...
Rosie
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Addie
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Tom Weldon
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Storyline

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)  »

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Bonecas de Carne  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The final feature film for superstar Claudette Colbert. See more »

Goofs

Lucy tells Parrish that tobacco poisoning is like poison ivy "only you only get it ONCE." In the next sentence she says "I sure was scared the FIRST time I got it." See more »

Quotes

Gramma: You'll go to hell, Lucy. Mark my words. Right to the fiery place!
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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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Great soap!
29 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the novel by Mildred Savage contains plot lines the film simply could not cover due to time constraints,the beautifully photographed "Parrish" is very enjoyable if you have read and loved the book.Some of the deletions from the novel tightened the storyline though at least one section (where Judd swindles Parrish on a boat deal) should have been added to the film to provide better character motivation and audience understanding.However,at 138 minutes (most prints) already this was not practical.To appreciate the novel and film, the time and place the story takes place (late 1950's rural America) must be taken into consideration.This was a much more innocent time.The actors/actresses used by Producer/Director Delmer Daves are a near perfect fit to reflect the authors intention;a mixture of attractive,unsure,inquisitive,opinionated and passionate teens/early 20's making their place in an adult world.Troy Donahue,not an actor of great expressiveness and polish,had the part of a lifetime as his limitations were the same as the title character.He became Parrish. Karl Malden as Judd Raike was brilliant. I wish there had been a sequel!


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