Slow witted, and tired, Fentry leads a lonely life of grinding poverty in his sharecropper's shack until a sick, pregnant woman escaping her abusive husband comes there. He takes her in and... See full summary »

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Slow witted, and tired, Fentry leads a lonely life of grinding poverty in his sharecropper's shack until a sick, pregnant woman escaping her abusive husband comes there. He takes her in and cares for her, eventually falling in love with her. Written by WesternOne

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A very touching, poignant movie.

Adapted from a William Faulkner's novel. There already was another film made by Joseph Antony, starring Robert Duval, back in 1972. This TV movie made by Robert Mulligan seems rare, hard to purchase. That's why I comment it. Well, the main thing I want to focus on, is that the performances are tremendous. Richard Boone is not here a heavy as he did at the nearly same time for the movie industry, but a very sensitive man. He gives us a very poignant performance as a lonely farmer who gives an abandoned pregnant woman some shelter in his poor farm. She is already very sick but both fall in love and after given birth to her child she dies. But before she asked Boone to swear to take care of the child as he was his own. So, that's exactly what Boone does. Five years pass, the boy grows but the real woman's family, brothers, arrive and take the boy back, destroying poor Boone's life as well... I won't go any further, but this tale is very beautiful and depressing, downbeat, sad. I love it. And I repeat, the performances are outstanding.


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