MGM's attempt to repeat the success of Gone With the Wind turned out to be an elephantine bore. Set in the Civil War, with Taylor as a tough Southern belle doing anything to win Yankee teacher Monty Clift for a husband, only to get bored with him, it offers up the usual stew of sordid goings on, but never brings it to the boil. The performances, surprisingly given the cast, don't help either; even Clift, wrecked by drink and the emotional problems (the car accident came during production), fails to convince.
Cast and crew
Eva Marie Saint