WILD RIVER

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WILD RIVER

Elia Kazan
USA, 1960
Fiction, 110min, OF

WILD RIVER

Elia Kazan
USA, 1960
Fiction, 110min, OF

Cast: 
Montgomery Clift
Chuck Glover
Lee Remick
Carol Garth
Jo Van Fleet
Ella Garth
Albert Salmi
Hank Bailey
Jay C. Flippen
Hamilton Garth
James Westerfield
Cal Garth
Barbara Loden
Betty Jackson
Bruce Dern
Jack Roper
Screenplay: 
Paul Osborn nach «Mud on the Stars» von William Bradford Huie und «Dunbars Cove» von Borden Deal
Sound: 
Eugene Grossman
Dick Vorisek
Camera: 
Ellsworth Fredericks
Editor: 
William Reynolds
Composer: 
Kenyon Hopkins
Decoration: 
Joseph Kish
Walter M. Scott
Costume: 
Anna Hill Johnstone

Production: 
Twentieth Century Fox Weltrechte Hollywood Classics Linton House, 39/51 Highgate Road London NW5 1RS, Großbritannien T 207 424 7280 melanie@hollywoodclassics.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color and Black/White

Elia Kazans lyrical, liberal account of Montgomery Clift as a Tennessee Valley Authority agent struggling to persuade an obstinate old woman to abandon her home before it is flooded by a new project, is one of his least theatrical and most affecting films. Partly thats because the battle lines between city and country, old and new, expediency and commitment are effectively blurred, making the conflict more dramatically complex than one might expect; but Kazans evident nostalgia for the Thirties (New Deal) setting also lends the film greater depth and scope than is usually to be found in his work. (Geoff Andrew)