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Parrish (1961)

Unrated | | Drama | 4 May 1961 (USA)
Parrish McLean lives with his mother Ellen on Sala Post's tobacco plantation in the Connecticut River Valley. His mother winds up marrying Sala's rival Judd Raike, ruthless planter who ... See full summary »

Director:

Delmer Daves

Writers:

Mildred Savage (novel), Delmer Daves
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Troy Donahue ... Parrish McLean
Claudette Colbert ... Ellen McLean
Karl Malden ... Judd Raike
Dean Jagger ... Sala Post
Connie Stevens ... Lucy
Diane McBain ... Alison Post
Sharon Hugueny ... Paige Raike
Dub Taylor ... Teet Howie
Hampton Fancher ... Edgar Raike
David Knapp David Knapp ... Wiley Raike
Saundra Edwards ... Evaline Raike
Sylvia Miles ... Eileen
Bibi Osterwald ... Rosie
Madeleine Sherwood ... Addie
Hayden Rorke ... Tom Weldon
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Storyline

Parrish McLean lives with his mother Ellen on Sala Post's tobacco plantation in the Connecticut River Valley. His mother winds up marrying Sala's rival Judd Raike, ruthless planter who wants to drive Sala out of business. Judd insists that Parrish learn the business from the ground up. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bonecas de Carne See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The ferryboat shown at the beginning of the film, the Seldon III, was built in 1949. As of October 2018 it is still in operation. See more »

Goofs

Lucy tells Parrish that tobacco poisoning is like poison ivy "only you only get it ONCE." In the next sentence she says "I sure was scared the FIRST time I got it." See more »

Quotes

Teet Howie: [after Alison Post comes breezing through in a sport convertable] There goes Little Miss Wildcat, home from school.
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Soundtracks

Secret Love
Written by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster
Sung at the Raike's homecoming
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Not a superior soaper by any means--but it should satisfy those in the requisite silly spirit...
10 April 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Director Delmer Daves also adapted Mildred Savage's sprawling novel about four adjoining tobacco farms in New England, and the love, lust and sabotage which occurs there. Troy Donahue is the stilted, inert title-named lothario who arrives in town with his mother, a dignified Claudette Colbert (in her theatrical bow); Connie Stevens, Diane McBain, and Sharon Hugueny are Donahue's love interests; Karl Malden is the tyrannical stepfather and boss from hell. Beautifully filmed by Harry Stradling, but the heated melodrama is engineered to be overwrought (Daves probably wouldn't have it any other way!). It's actually more involving than it has any right to be, though the narrative (spanning several years) is ridiculously rushed along in the third act, and the romantic clinches are so florid they generate some unintended laughs. **1/2 from ****


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