In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the ...
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In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the tragedy, but slowly rise up from the ashes to face the hope of renewed life. Written by
Martin H. Booda <email@example.com>
Here is a Motion Picture You May Not Dare To See And That You Do Not Dare To Miss. It has been magnificently made from James Agee's almost unbearably beautiful Pulitzer Prize novel and from the Pulitzer Prize play made from that novel. It is the story of the Jay Follet family. It is a story of all the kinds of love there are... the love between father and son, mother and child, male and female...the love of any human being for the place he grew up in and for the people he grew up to...It is a motion picture that will follow you home and stay with you all the rest of your days. See more »
According to a 1986 Knoxville Journal article, Robert Preston was one of the few people involved in the production that knew how to drive the borrowed 1915 Model T used in the film, and he wanted it to be used accurately. In one scene the director had wanted to have the Model T parked with the headlights on, but without the motor running. Those vehicles were not equipped with batteries, though, and electricity for lights was supplied by the running motor. The director wanted to have a battery hooked up to the car, but Preston refused, saying that Model T buffs would notice the inaccuracy if the lamps were lit without the motor running. See more »
When Ralph runs out of the house towards the train: In one wide shot you can see a busy road with modern vehicles in the background. See more »
Rufus is a NIGGER name...
Rufus is a powerful name... don't ever talk that way, that word is used to hurt colored people...
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I found this movie available for download on http://www.cinemanow.com. The quality is not the best, but it is watchable and reasonably priced.
As a resident of the neighborhood about which James Agee wrote and where he lived, I find this movie particularly of interest. The producers of this film made a great choice for its authenticity when they chose to film it in the actual Fort Sanders neighborhood where the story took place.
The young boy in the film expresses genuine emotion, unusual for a boy of his age.
To see clips of the movie's premiere at the Tennessee Theater in Knoxville in 1963, check out the local NBC affiliate's archives at http://www.wbir.com.
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