Harper is brought to Louisiana bayou country to help out an old girlfriend who is worried that her husband will find out that she is cheating on him. What is more, he finds himself caught in a power struggle between the matriarch of the family and a greedy oil baron, who wants her property. Poor Harper! Things are not as straight-forward as they initially appeared.
Just a guy trying to keep his head above water.
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Did You Know?
The film's source Ross Macdonald
1950 novel of the same name was set in Southern California but the setting was moved to New Orleans for this filmed version. See more
During the scene when Mavis (Gail Strickland) and Harper (Paul Newman) are turning on the water to try to flood the hydrotherapy room, Mavis is first shown in close-up and there is no sign of the over-the-shoulder straps of her bra. But once the room is shown in a wide shot, and for the rest of the scenes in that room, she is wearing a bra with straps that should have been visible in the close-up. See more
[as a man is staring at them in an antigue store
Is he looking at me?
I think he was a little more interested in me.
Performed by Tommy McLain
and his Mule Train Band See more