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An enormously tedious and overblown adaptation of William Inge's successful play about a drifter (Holden) who arrives in a Kansas town, a brawny sexual presence who changes some of the people's lives. It is typical of the kind of histrionic, slightly daring, small-town stories which always got rave reviews in the '50s on account of their 'dramatic authenticity'. There are admittedly some reasonable performances (Holden, Robertson and Strasberg, in particular), but Kim Novak in a crucial central role is completely flat.

Release details

Duration: 113 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joshua Logan
Screenwriter: Daniel Taradash
Cast: William Holden
Rosalind Russell
Kim Novak
Betty Field
Cliff Robertson
Susan Strasberg
Arthur O'Connell
Nick Adams
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