With her infant daughter Margaret Rose in tow, Georgette Thomas pulls up stakes from Tyler, Texas to head to Columbus, Texas to be reunited with her husband, Henry Thomas, who has just been released from prison on parole. Columbus is Henry's hometown. Margaret Rose has never met her father. Henry is not yet ready for this reunion as he is an irresponsible soul, who has problems looking after himself, let alone a wife and infant daughter. People in Columbus are doing whatever they can to help Henry, people such as Slim, the Deputy Sheriff who has known Henry since they were kids, and the Tillmans, who have given him a place to live as well as a job to do chores around their house. However, Henry is reluctant to give up songwriting and performing with his rockabilly band, the honky-tonks where he plays the environments which exacerbated his previous life problems. Henry has the unrealistic belief that he will become the next Elvis Presley. Beyond these issues, the biggest obstacle in ... Written by
The more he gets into trouble, the more he gets under her skin!
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The denim shirt Steve McQueen wore in the movie was made by Wrangler (Model 27MW). This shirt is now a collector's item and highly sought after by denim enthusiasts. See more
In the first minutes of the film, Lee Remick with her daughter on her lap is chatting with an older woman next to her on the bus. She says she has to have her daughter take a nap, and puts the daughter on her left shoulder. In the next scene the daughter is on her right shoulder. See more
[woken up from Henry's banging
Henry, what's the matter?
I dreamt I was back in the pen.
Baby, The Rain Must Fall
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyric by Ernie Sheldon
Sung by Steve McQueen
(dubbed by Billy Strange
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