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.
There weren't supposed to be anymore surprises in their lives. And then they met each other.
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Did You Know?
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
Referenced in Tom Holland: Writing Horror
What Am I Doing Hangin Round?
Written by Michael Martin Murphey
and Owens Boomer Castleman
(as Owen Castleman)
Performed by The Monkees See more