Ruby Gentry


Time Out says

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.

By: PH


Release details

82 mins

Cast and crew

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