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.
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 <email@example.com>
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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