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
The more he gets into trouble, the more he gets under her skin!
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Did You Know?
According to photographer William Claxton
, the crew was shooting in Columbus, Texas on November 22, 1963 when the radio announced the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
in Dallas. Everyone gathering around the radio was stunned. Especially Steve McQueen
who took it very hard and kept very quiet for the rest of the stay in Texas. 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
[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
Sung by Steve McQueen
(dubbed by Billy Strange
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