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The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century.


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Randy Monaghan
Parris Mitchell
Drake McHugh
Cassandra Tower
Dr. Henry Gordon
Dr. Alexander Tower
Mrs. Harriet Gordon
Louise Gordon
Elise Sandor
Madame von Eln
Colonel Skeffington
Pa Monaghan
Anna (as Ilka Gruning)
Pat Moriarity ...
Tod Monaghan
Sam Winters
Professor Berdorff (as Ludwig Stossel)
Erwin Kalser ...
Mr. Sandor
Egon Brecher ...
Dr. Candell
Randy Monaghan - as a Girl (as Ann Todd)
Parris Mitchell - as a Boy
Drake McHugh - as a Boy
Mary Thomas ...
Cassandra Tower - as a Girl
Poppy Ross
Jinny Ross
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aunt Mamie (uncredited)
Deputy Constable (uncredited)
Willie (uncredited)
Joan Duvalle ...
Louise Gordon - as a Girl (uncredited)
Eden Gray ...
Mrs. Tower (uncredited)
Porter (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood ...
Arnold Kelly (uncredited)
Danny Jackson ...
Benny Singer (uncredited)
Payne B. Johnson ...
Boy in Party Scene (uncredited)
Bill Hockinson (uncredited)
Stable Keeper (uncredited)
Conductor (uncredited)
Frank Milan ...
Bank Teller (uncredited)
Freight Conductor (uncredited)
Hattie Noel ...
Daisy - Gordon Family Maid (uncredited)
Harley Davis (uncredited)
Bertha Powell ...
Esther (uncredited)
Patterson Lawes (uncredited)
Secretary (uncredited)
Elizabeth Valentine ...
Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by

Sam Wood

Written by

Casey Robinson ... (screen play)
Henry Bellamann ... (from the novel by)

Produced by

David Lewis ... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis ... executive producer

Music by

Erich Wolfgang Korngold ... (music by)

Cinematography by

James Wong Howe ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Ralph Dawson ... film editor

Production Design by

William Cameron Menzies ... (production designed by)

Art Direction by

Carl Jules Weyl

Costume Design by

Orry-Kelly ... (gowns)

Makeup Department

Perc Westmore ... makeup artist
Helen Stinton ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Joe Stinton ... makeup (uncredited)

Production Management

Lonnie D'Orsa ... production manager (uncredited)
Frank Mattison ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Emmett Emerson ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sherry Shourds ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

G.W. Berntsen ... assistant props (uncredited)
George James Hopkins ... set dresser (uncredited)
Lyle B. Reifsnider ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

Robert B. Lee ... sound

Special Effects by

Robert Burks ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

Wesley Anderson ... second camera (uncredited)
Clifford Hutchison ... best boy (uncredited)
Madison S. Lacy ... stills (uncredited)
William Reinhold ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ed Rike ... gaffer (uncredited)
Warren Yaple ... grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Martha Bunch ... wardrobe woman (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Rydo Loshak ... wardrobe man (uncredited)

Music Department

Leo F. Forbstein ... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer ... orchestral arrangements
Ray Heindorf ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Milan Roder ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

Eugene Busch ... script clerk (uncredited)
Don King ... publicist (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies

  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros. First National Picture)



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Plot Summary

Five children in an apparently ideal American small town find their lives changing as the years pass near the turn of the century in 1900. Parris and Drake, both of whom have lost their parents, are best friends; Parris dreams of becoming a doctor, studying under the father of his sweetheart Cassie, while Drake plans on becoming a local businessman when he receives his full inheritance - juggling girlfriends in the meantime. As they become adults, the revelations of local secrets threaten to ruin their hopes and dreams. Written by scgary66

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Also Known As
  • Crimes sans châtiment (France)
  • Abismo de pasión (Spain)
  • Cumbres de pasión (Argentina)
  • Кингс Роу (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Af ild og støv (Denmark)
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  • 127 min
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross $5,093,000

Did You Know?

Trivia Erich Wolfgang Korngold's score was played during the inauguration of Ronald Reagan as President. See more »
Goofs When Parris is speaking to his instructor in Vienna, Dr. Kendell strikes a match to light his pipe. In the next shot, the match has disappeared and there is no evidence that he lit the pipe. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Between Two Worlds: Erich Wolfgang Korngold (2001). See more »
Soundtracks My Gal Is a High-Born Lady See more »
Quotes Dr. Alexander Q. Tower: Well, Mitchell, I don't know at all your approach to medicine. Perhaps you regard it as an opportunity to become one of those bedside manners with a list of proper pills to give the patient - particularly when you don't know what is the matter with him. Or perhaps your aim is to become an eminent carpenter with a knife and a chisel and a saw. Perhaps even you'll flow over with the nobility of relieving humanity's suffering. I'll tell you my approach to medicine! It is a game in which man pits his brains against the forces of destruction and disease. In the beginning I don't expect you to participate in the game. You'll only listen and accept. You will study and you will make notes and you will memorize... and you will do all this only because I tell you to.
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