Montgomery Clift is a government worker who comes down from Washington to bring progress to the Tennessee Valley, Lee Remick is the young widow he falls in love with, and Jo Van Fleet is her grandmother, the old matriarch who won’t give up her plot of land. Elia Kazan made many remarkable films, but this Depression-era drama, shot in CinemaScope and vivid color, might be his greatest. Restored by Academy Film Archive and 20th Century Fox with funding provided by The Film Foundation. A 20th Century Fox release.
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