Henry Thomas is out on parole in a small Texan town and, in the evenings, he is the lead singer in a band. He is being pressured by his foster mother to give up his singing and go back to school. His wife, Georgette, and young daughter unexpectedly come to town to live with him. However Henry's hot temper leads him into knife fights, and jeopardizes his parole. Written by
Don't call him no damn good .... not in front of her!
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Did You Know?
During the beginning of the film Steve McQueen is singing with the band. His singing is obviously dubbed with that of another singer who is not even close to McQueen's voice. See more
Different takes are used in the china berry tree planting scene. Some shots look visibly more windy with the plant shaking violently caused by the strong wind. See more
[yelling a couple feet away from Miss Kates bedroom door
I'M NOT GOING TO QUIT MY MUSIC! YOU HEAR THAT OLD LADY?... I'm not going to quit MUSIC!
Baby, The Rain Must Fall
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyric by Ernie Sheldon
Performed by Glenn Yarbrough
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