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I Walk the Line (1970)

PG-13 | | Drama | 13 October 1970 (USA)
Henry Tawes, a middle-aged sheriff in a rural Tennessee town, is usually the first man to criticize others for their bad behavior. Miserable in his marriage, Henry falls in love with teenage Alma, who is the daughter of local criminal.

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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Storyline

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 McCain, 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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Trivia

The scenes in town were filmed in Gainsboro, Tennessee. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Tawes: People here just try to survive, that's all. Some make a little moonshine, don't really harm nobody.
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Referenced in Héroes de cartón (2001) See more »

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One of my most favorites....
4 February 2006 | by dworrickSee all my reviews

I own this movie and have watched it many, many times.

In my opinion, it is one of the best, and perhaps least touted, of Peck's works.

I cannot help but think that the scenario portrayed in this film has played out many times in real life.

Peck delivers a 5 star performance of a man of strong moral fiber, driven by the desire to abandon all he has that is right, in pursuit of what he wants, and deep down inside, probably knows he can't have.

Highly recommended and truly a treasure in my library. If you can find it...you won't be sorry.

Not sure why this one barely gets the recognition it truly deserves.

Drama, suspense, and surprise at it's best !!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1970 (USA) 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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