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I Walk the Line (1970)

PG-13 | | Drama | 3 February 1971 (Denmark)
Henry Tawes is the sheriff in a small town in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fiber, he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a beautiful young... See full summary »

Director:

John Frankenheimer

Writers:

Alvin Sargent (screenplay), Madison Jones (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gregory Peck ... Sheriff Tawes
Tuesday Weld ... Alma McCain
Estelle Parsons ... Ellen Haney
Ralph Meeker ... Carl McCain
Lonny Chapman ... Bascomb
Charles Durning ... Hunnicutt
Jeff Dalton ... Clay McCain
Freddie McCloud Freddie McCloud ... Buddy McCain
Jane Rose Jane Rose ... Elsie
J.C. Evans J.C. Evans ... Grandpa Tawes
Margaret A. Morris ... Sybil
Bill Littleton Bill Littleton ... Pollard
Leo Yates Leo Yates ... Vogel
Nora Denney ... Darlene Hunnicutt (as Dodo Denney)
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Henry Tawes is the sheriff in a small town in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fiber, he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a beautiful young girl who turns his world upside-down. Unable to ignore his feelings, he starts an affair with her. But in a small town nothing is secret for long. Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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Sheriff Tawes walks the line between duty and desire, between law and violence, between honor and shame. See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1971 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

An Exile See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shots of the dam is Center Hill Lake on the Caney Fork River, located in DeKalb County, Tennessee. Some of the rural scenes were shot on Dry Creek, also in DeKalb County. See more »

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Features Hook, Line and Sinker (1969) See more »

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A timeless (not so well known) classic
19 March 2006 | by pbsnyderyhoSee all my reviews

I recently viewed this film for the second time, having seen it perhaps twenty years ago. I found out why I remembered it fondly. A fairly true-to-life depiction of a back-hills country town and it's people. The characters are strong and played superbly by the great cast. The cinematography is wonderfully nostalgic. It makes you feel as if you are there, living the story. I remembered numerous details from this movie which made me realize how closely I paid attention the first time around. I've seen dozens of movies in the last year and can't remember half as much about them. Modern movies offer great things with special effects and bigger than life color and sound. Movies like this one are timeless classics without any of the production bells and whistles. Just a good if not great, honest movie.


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