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A Walk in the Spring Rain (1970)

GP | | Drama, Romance | 1970 (UK)
The Merediths move to an isolated farm. Mrs. Meredith and the neighbour Will Cade become friends and anticipate becoming lovers.


Guy Green


Rachel Maddux (novel), Stirling Silliphant (written for the screen by)




Cast overview:
Anthony Quinn ... Will Cade
Ingrid Bergman ... Libby Meredith
Fritz Weaver ... Roger Meredith
Katherine Crawford ... Ellen
Tom Holland ... Boy (as Tom Fielding)
Virginia Gregg ... Ann Cade
Mitchell Silberman Mitchell Silberman ... Bucky


Libby Meredith and her husband Roger, a college professor, have a quiet, comfortable marriage. They journey to the Great Smoky Mountain region of Tennessee, where Roger will spend his sabbatical year writing a book. Their neighbor, an unhappily married mountain man falls in love with Libby at first sight. Although plagued by guilt, Libby cannot deny the sudden, overwhelming passion and exuberance she feels as a result of the mountain man's confession of love. Their brief, idyllic infatuation is interrupted by sudden violence. Written by alfiehitchie

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There weren't supposed to be anymore surprises in their lives. And then they met each other. See more »


Drama | Romance


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About 20 minutes in, the song that plays on the car radio as Libby drives to town is 'Good Clean Fun' by the Monkees. She turns it off after a few seconds. See more »


The daughter's position at the kitchen table when Ingrid Bergman hits the cup and saucer with her hand. See more »


Libby Meredith: Oh, God, Will. You still believe in miracles. But, I don't. I almost did. Oh, I came so close.
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Referenced in WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971) See more »


Title song
("A Walk in the Spring Rain")
by Elmer Bernstein and Don Black
Title song sung by Michael Dees
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Passion in the Great Smokies
8 March 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A Walk In The Spring Rain has Fritz Weaver and Ingrid Bergman as a college professor of political science going on sabbatical in the Great Smokey Mountains of Eastern Tennessee. Him for peace and quiet for a year so he can publish rather than perish, she for a little time away from being a mom, grandmother, and babysitter not necessarily in that order.

They take a cottage and the local handyman is Anthony Quinn doing a Smokey Mountain version of Zorba the Greek. He's married to psalm singing Virginia Gregg and she's no fun. Quinn has a son in Tom Holland who like his dad takes his action where he finds it.

The educated Bergman intrigues Quinn and he gives all kinds of hints as to his availability. But this one is doomed for all kinds of reasons.

I'm all for romantic stories with older protagonists and Quinn and Bergman fit the bill. The stars get good support from the rest of the cast. This is Bergman and Quinn's second film together and they acquit themselves well.

Still it won't be listed among the best for either.

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