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Written on the Wind ()


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Alcoholic playboy Kyle Hadley marries the woman secretly loved by his poor but hard-working best friend, who in turn is pursued by Kyle's nymphomaniac sister.

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Mitch Wayne
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Lucy Moore Hadley
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Kyle Hadley
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Marylee Hadley
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Jasper Hadley
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Biff Miley
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Dan Willis
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Doctor Paul Cochrane (as Edward C. Platt)
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Hoak Wayne
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Roy Carter
Joseph Granby ...
R.J. Courtney
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Sam
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Bertha
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Reporter
Joanne Jordan ...
Brunette
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Blonde
Dorothy Porter ...
Secretary
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Hotel Floorlady (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Maitre d' (uncredited)
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Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Boyd Cabeen ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Dick Cherney ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Carl Christian ...
Ben - Bartender (uncredited)
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Boy on Electric Hobbyhorse (uncredited)
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Doorman (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Herschel Graham ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Marion Gray ...
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
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College Boy at Party (uncredited)
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Court Clerk (uncredited)
Jane Howard ...
Beer Drinker (uncredited)
Carlene King Johnson ...
College Girl at Party (uncredited)
Chester Jones ...
Attendant (uncredited)
Glen Kramer ...
College Boy at Party (uncredited)
King Lockwood ...
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Robert Lyden ...
Kyle as a Boy (uncredited) (voice)
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Hotel Proprietor (uncredited)
Coleen McClatchey ...
College Girl at Party (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz ...
Small plane attendant (uncredited)
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Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Bailiff (uncredited)
Susan Odin ...
Marylee as a Girl (uncredited) (voice)
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Waitress (uncredited)
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Beer Drinker (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Norman Stevans ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ...
Prosecution Staff Lawyer (uncredited)
Blaine Turner ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Mitch as a Boy (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Douglas Sirk

Written by

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George Zuckerman ... (screenplay)
 
Robert Wilder ... (based on the novel by)

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Albert Zugsmith ... producer

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Frank Skinner

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Russell Metty ... director of photography

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Russell F. Schoengarth

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Robert Clatworthy
Alexander Golitzen

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Russell A. Gausman ... (set decorations)
Julia Heron ... (set decorations)

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Bill Thomas ... (gowns)
Jay A. Morley Jr. ... (uncredited)

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Joan St. Oegger ... hair stylist
Bud Westmore ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Norman Deming ... unit manager (uncredited)

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William Holland ... assistant director
Wilson Shyer ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Leslie I. Carey ... sound
Robert Pritchard ... sound
William Lambert ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Edward L. Sandlin ... sound editor (uncredited)

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Clifford Stine ... special photography

Music Department

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Joseph Gershenson ... music supervisor
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)

Other crew

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William Fritzsche ... Technicolor color consultant
Betty A. Griffin ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Richard Mayer ... dialogue coach (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

On 24 October 1955, the hard-work geologist of the Hadley Oil Company Mitch Wayne meets the executive secretary Lucy Moore in the office of her boss Bill Ryan in New York and invites her to go to a conference with the alcoholic playboy and son of a tycoon Kyle Hadley. On the way of the meeting, he confesses that they had traveled from Houston to New York to satisfy the wish of the reckless Kyle, who is his best friend since their childhood, of eating a sandwich from club 21 and the meeting was just a pretext to Kyle's father Jasper Hadley. Mitch and Kyle immediately fall in love for Lucy, and Kyle unsuccessfully uses his money to impress Lucy; then he opens his heart and proposes Lucy. They get married and travel to Acapulco and the insecure Kyle stops drinking. Meanwhile, Kyle's sister Marylee is an easy woman and has a non-corresponded crush on Mitch that sees her as a sister. One year later, Kyle discovers that he has a problem and might be sterile and starts drinking again. The jealous Marylee poisons Kyle telling that his wife and Mitch are having a love affair. When Lucy finds that she is pregnant, Kyle believes that the baby belongs to Mitch and his mistrust leads to a tragedy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines This woman in his arms was now the wife of the man he called his best friend! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Écrit sur du vent (France)
  • In den Wind geschrieben (Germany)
  • Escrito sobre el viento (Spain)
  • Escrit en el vent (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Dårskabens timer (Denmark)
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  • 99 min
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Trivia Humphrey Bogart was unimpressed by the film and advised his wife Lauren Bacall not to make another like it. In a 2000 interview with Mark Cousins, Bacall called it "a masterpiece of suds," and claimed to have only made the film to work with Rock Hudson. See more »
Goofs When Marylee insinuates that Lucy is having an affair, Kyle slaps her. However, Marylee begins to flinch before Kyle raises his hand. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Une histoire seule (1989). See more »
Soundtracks Written on the Wind See more »
Quotes Kyle Hadley: You're a filthy liar.
Marylee Hadley: I'm filthy - period!
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