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Henry Tawes is the sheriff in a small town in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful ... See full summary »

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Sheriff Tawes
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Alma McCain
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Ellen Haney
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Carl McCain
Lonny Chapman ...
Bascomb
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Hunnicutt
Jeff Dalton ...
Clay McCain
Freddie McCloud ...
Buddy McCain
Jane Rose ...
Elsie
J.C. Evans ...
Grandpa Tawes
Margaret A. Morris ...
Sybil
Bill Littleton ...
Pollard
Leo Yates ...
Vogel
Nora Denney ...
Darlene Hunnicutt (as Dodo Denney)
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Henry Tawes is the sheriff in a small town in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful girl who turns his world upside down. Unable to ignore his feelings he starts having an affair with her. But in a small town nothing is secret for long Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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Sheriff Tawes walks the line between duty and desire, between law and violence, between honor and shame.

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
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3 February 1971 (Denmark)  »

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An Exile  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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One of my most favorites....
4 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I own this movie and have watched it many, many times.

In my opinion, it is one of the best, and perhaps least touted, of Peck's works.

I cannot help but think that the scenario portrayed in this film has played out many times in real life.

Peck delivers a 5 star performance of a man of strong moral fiber, driven by the desire to abandon all he has that is right, in pursuit of what he wants, and deep down inside, probably knows he can't have.

Highly recommended and truly a treasure in my library. If you can find it...you won't be sorry.

Not sure why this one barely gets the recognition it truly deserves.

Drama, suspense, and surprise at it's best !!!


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