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Claudelle Inglish (1961)

Approved | | Drama | 13 April 1962 (West Germany)
In this tale of a good girl who goes very bad, a beautiful young Southern lady remains faithful to the man she loves while he is away in the military . . . until she gets a letter that he ... See full summary »

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Erskine Caldwell (novel), Leonard Freeman (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Diane McBain ... Claudelle Inglish
Arthur Kennedy ... Clyde Inglish
Will Hutchins ... Dennis Peasley
Constance Ford ... Jessie Inglish
Claude Akins ... S.T. Crawford
Frank Overton ... Harley Peasley
Chad Everett ... Linn Varner
Robert Colbert ... Rip Guyler
Ford Rainey ... Rev. Armstrong
James Bell ... Josh
Robert Logan ... Charles Henry
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Storyline

In this tale of a good girl who goes very bad, a beautiful young Southern lady remains faithful to the man she loves while he is away in the military . . . until she gets a letter that he has fallen in love with another. Now, donning a tight dress and putting on new makeup, she proceeds to use her allure to seek vengeance by driving the men in her small town wild in their desire for Claudelle Inglish.

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When she was seventeen there wasn't a man she'd let near her. When she was eighteen there wasn't one she'd keep away. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1962 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Veneno en el alma See more »

Filming Locations:

Stockton, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Soundtracks

I May Be Wrong (but I Think You're Wonderful)
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Music by Henry Sullivan
Played at the Senior Dance
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This movie grows more memorable the older it gets.
7 December 2005 | by lisazthorpeSee all my reviews

I saw this movie 35 years ago on late night TV and was totally and utterly spellbound by it -- so much so that this many years later I still remember it.

The stark quality of the movie, as shown through the dialog and other "devices" underlined the desperate nature of the characters (the fact that Claudelle knew she didn't have what she wanted but didn't know what that was or how to get it) and their suspicious natures in that someone might find what they were searching for.

A marvelous, fascinating character study. All good literature is nothing more than character study and good movies must have well-developed characters to be considered good. "Claudelle Inglish" is both.


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