Youngblood Hawke is a truck driver from Kentucky who comes to New York City to become a hot-shot writer. Almost immediately, he meets editor Jeanne Green. She sees great promise in Hawke's writing and falls for the handsome Kentuckian while helping him put together his first book deal. His first novel is moderately successful, but it is soon transformed into a Broadway play by a has-been stage actress. Jeanne discovers that Youngblood has an effect on a great many women, so she takes a job at a new publishing company. Soon after, Hawke's second novel is heralded and he becomes the toast of the town. He then has an affair with a married socialite. His third novel bombs and is also panned by critics...Hawke's financial state declines into hard times. Returning to Kentucky to work on his next book, he contracts pneumonia before realizing that his first editor Jeanne was his ideal woman. Written by
All the blister-heat of the bestselling novel that scorched the Jet Set.
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Did You Know?
Genevieve Page had requested an English diction coach for her role in this film because her accent was so thick and she feared that she would be hard to interpret. For one reason or another, she was never given one and her character thus has a French accent. To cover up this discrepancy, there is one instance where her character speaks French to someone on the phone, making it clear that the character (in the movie only) is a native French-speaker. See more
Hawke arrive at a New York City adjacent airport on the day before Christmas - traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year - yet appears to be only traveler in entire terminal. See more
It's a torpedo run, Jeanne.