Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • TBC
  • Drama, Romance
  • 1957
  • 166 mins

Raintree County

Raintree County


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: Montgomery Clift, Rod Taylor, Lee Marvin, Nigel Patrick, Eva Marie Saint, Elizabeth Taylor
  • 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.

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4


    Katell Quillévéré's family-based drama follows Suzanne, a teenage mother who falls for a gangster

  • Film4

    The Purge

    Ethan Hawke stars in James DeMonaco's drama about a sanctioned night where all crime is legal

  • Channel 4 Blog

    BIFA brings 2015 nominated films to cinemas

    BIFA-nominated films including the Film4-backed 45 Years, The Lobster, Macbeth, Amy and Ex Machina will be available in cinemas nationwide from 23 November in a special public screenings event. The

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Film4-backed films receive 41 nominations at the BIFAs

    Film4 has received a total of 41 nominations for the films it has backed at this year¿s British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), with the nomination lists for the Best British Film and Best Director a

Register with

Personalise your Film4 experience

  • Set film reminders
  • Build your watchlist
  • Get film suggestions

or Register