Written on the Wind

Film, Drama
Written on the Wind

Time Out says

How many movies evoke the period in which they were made and yet still look both fresh and modern as well? This seems like one of the quintessential films of the '50s: a high-powered Texas oil-family drama, detailing the mis-matches between the spoiled and variously bent children of the family and the relatively 'normal' outsiders. Sirk plays it as a conspicuously fierce critique of a particular sector of American society, the disintegrating middle class, but one in which all the sympathy goes to the 'lost' children rather than to the straights. The acting is dynamite, the melodrama is compulsive, the photography, lighting, and design share a bold disregard for realism. It's not an old movie; it's a film for the future.

By: TR


Release details

99 mins

Cast and crew

Douglas Sirk
George Zuckerman
Lauren Bacall
Rock Hudson
Dorothy Malone
Robert Stack
Robert Keith
Grant Williams
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