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  • TBC
  • Drama, Romance
  • 1957
  • 166 mins

Raintree County

Raintree County

About

History as soap. A romantic drama on an epic scale, set against a background of the American Civil War. Enormously costly (made worse by production delays when Clift was involved in a disfiguring car accident), it offers little except looks and a starry cast. Dmytryk, increasingly a journeyman director, failed to overcome the ponderous script about a feisty southern belle (Taylor) who marries a teacher (Clift) only to tire of him.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Rod Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Lee Marvin, Nigel Patrick, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint
  • Director: Edward Dmytryk
  • Writer: Millard Kaufman
  • Producer: David Lewis
  • Photographer: Robert Surtees

In a nutshell

A movie doomed by its own sumptuousness, it is certainly not the hoped-for echo of Gone With the Wind, and nothing sets the screen alight, not even Atlanta burning.

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