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Ruby Gentry

With Duel in the Sun, the most primitive and hysterical of Vidor's films, Ruby Gentry is a Southern family drama set in motion by the love of a girl from the wrong side of the tracks (Jones) for a member of the local gentry (Heston). An explicitly sensual film - notably in the ride along the beach and in the final sequences - it draws much of its force from Vidor's consistent identification of the viewer with Ruby as she struggles to come to terms with each situation her high-powered emotions place her in. Not entirely successful, but well worth seeing.

Release details

Duration: 82 mins

Cast and crew

Director: King Vidor
Screenwriter: Silvia Richards
Cast: Jennifer Jones
Charlton Heston
Karl Malden
Josephine Hutchinson
Tom Tully
Bernard Phillips
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