The Maclean brothers, Paul and Norman, live a relatively idyllic life in rural Montana, spending much of their time fly fishing. The sons of a minister, the boys eventually part company when Norman moves east to attend college, leaving his rebellious brother to find trouble back home. When Norman finally returns, the siblings resume their fishing outings, and assess both where they've been and where they're going.
The Story of an American Family.
Did You Know?
The poem about the candle quotes at the speakeasy is "First Fig" by Edna St Vincent Millay. It was published in 1920, in a volume called "A Few Figs From Thistles" See more
When grown-up Paul catches the biggest fish ever, and is washed downstream, the fish differs between a salmon and a large trout between scenes. The "tell" is the nose of the fish. See more
Long ago, when I was a young man, my father said to me, "Norman, you like to write stories." And I said "Yes, I do." Then he said, "Someday, when you're ready you might tell our family story. Only then will you understand what happened and why."
The scenes on the Blackfoot River were actually shot on the Madison and other rivers around the Bozeman and Livingston areas. The "Big Blackfoot" has already become too polluted and populated to provide the image the scene required. See more
The US DVD has different composer credits for the widescreen/pan & scan version. The widescreen version lists Elmer Bernstein
(whose score was rejected) while the pan & scan version lists 'Mark Isham' (who replaced Bernstein). See more
The Sheik of Araby'
Written by Harry B. Smith
, Ted Snyder
and Francis Wheeler
Used by Permission of
Mills Music Corp, Inc. / Jerry Vogel Music Co.
Ted Snyder Music Co. / Bienstock Publishing Co., on behalf of Redwood Music Ltd. See more