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.


Release details

82 mins

Cast and crew

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