Despite their different social class Ruby and Boake grew up together in the 1950s North Carolina. Richard Hyman's harmonica is a perfect compliment to the two lead character types. The final event in the film is a tragedy, but noteworthy because it was not the fault of Ruby or Boake, but a judgmental, hypocritical, and merciless society, imposing religious and social institutions which hinder us all. When Gentry dies in an accident, the town blames Ruby. The characters and plot line are right up there with Dallas and Falcon Crest. The movie is trash, it don't pretend to be anything else, but it made a mint at the box office. Just then, her estranged brother Jewel Corey begins to shoot at the couple while quoting Bible verses about the wickedness of women and sinners who must be struck down.
After Gentry dies in a suspicious accident, Boake renews his interest in Ruby, even though it seems as if she was responsible. At the time of the film's release the theme enjoyed much popularity in orchestral recordings by with harmonica solo by. Ruby wants to marry Boake but he only seems interested in romantic play without commitment. Ruby later becomes the skipper of a fishing boat, forever looked down upon by the townspeople. Ruby wants to marry Boake but he only seems interested in romantic play without commitment. The dramatic catalyst, which concerns the ridiculously named Boake and his refusal to marry a woman of her origins despite his feelings for her, results in the same scenario for Karl Malden as the leaner, meaner, and more vicious Baby Doll the 1956 Elia Kazan directed, Williams script when he marries Ruby and allows her the opportunity to ascend to his class. Out of revenge Ruby marries Jim Gentry, a recently widowed rich old man to whom many townsfolk and local businesses owe money.
Release Date: Not Yet Rated 1 hr 22 min Plot Summary Ruby Jennifer Jones is a poor Southern girl who hopes to marry a rich man. Jim's friends renounce her and she receives accusatory phone calls and harassment from the townspeople. When Ruby realises she will not become Mrs Tackman she agrees to marry Jim Gentry -a working class local boy made good, played by Karl Malden, funny how he always looks the same age in all his films no matter when they were filmed! The film is not dated. Her unstable brother, Jewel James Anderson , however, believes she must atone for her sins. The girl from the swamps has become the town's biggest nightmare.
And we can't forget Jennifer's brother James Anderson, a wild religious fanatic who is constantly warning her about the wages of her sins, but there's more than a little hint of some incest he'd like to engage in. She was a free spirit, an unconventional thinker, and a seductive beauty. Jennifer Jones is driving all the men crazy here. If it's supposed to be Bernard Phillips' smitten doctor, he isn't around a whole lot. While at another party, Jim gets into a fistfight with Boake after witnessing him dancing with Ruby. So there is an essential conflict between what Boake wants Ruby and what he is expected to have. As long as their friendship stayed within the socially acceptable limits no one objected.
As a complete contrast to her normal saintly image Duel in the Sun excepted she plays Ruby Gentry,a Sth. Her boyfriend, Boake Charlton Heston , doesn't think she's the marrying type, but wealthy businessman Jim Gentry Karl Malden happily makes her his bride. Anyone who thinks social class, sex appeal, and money do not count for everything in today's world, just as then, hasn't a clue. Deep down he loves her, but he lacks her spirit and wisdom. Charlton Heston said in his memoirs that he enjoyed working with Jennifer Jones, Karl Malden and the rest of the cast, but David O. After Gentry dies in a suspicious accident, Boake renews his interest in Ruby, even though it seems as if she was responsible.
Also noticeable are the actors playing the doctor Barney Phillips and Jones' brother James Anderson , a religious maniac who may have certain incestuous ideas about her himself. Ruby does not, so she is willing to fight for him, but at the same time she does not want to be taken for granted. Perhaps this element underscores the black and white social mores of the era. A now rich Ruby takes revenge on the town's folk by calling in their debts and loans. However, a series of accidents, including the death of her wealthy husband, occur, and Ruby is involved in scandal after scandal.
Description Despite their different social class Ruby and Boake grew up together in the 1950s North Carolina. If you liked Dallas, Falcon Crest, Dynasty, etc. Carolina girl from the wrong side of the tracks who gets emotionally involved with Boake Tackman Chalton Heston her sometime aristocratic boyfriend who is promised more as a property contract to Tracy who comes from another good Sth. When Gentry dies in an accident, the town blames Ruby. Then, lickety-split, we get the kind of boating accident out of the noir nightmare in Leave Her to Heaven 1945 which allows Jones to morph from sympathetic vixen to full-throttle Gene Tierney avenging angel. In adulthood their friendship becomes a mutual romantic attraction.
Silvia Richards' screenplay, which originated from a story by Arthur Fitz-Richard, is alarmingly direct, cutting right to the action despite a few well-placed flashbacks. He won't go after someone looked down on by the town. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Production Co: Bernhard-Vidor Productions Inc. The girl from the swamps has become the town's biggest nightmare. Raised as if she were a boy by her backwoods dad, Ruby Corey Jennifer Jones can shoot a rifle better than any man, which allows her a certain heightened platform in a small-town community which would otherwise dictate she have to stay on the wrong side of the tracks. In fact, after watching it one wonders why Selznick chose to make this film.
Now wealthy Jones still finds that her wealth does not buy acceptance. But while the social swells don't knock Malden accepted as one of them and a decent guy they won't accept her. Selznick, Jen's husband and svengali was one royal pain. When she hears the news, Ruby marries her former benefactor, Mr. These are timeless themes, and the relationships in the film, and how they were negatively affected by the prejudice and snobbery around them, can be compared to any number of contemporary homosexual or interracial relationships, among others. He, unlike Ruby, is rather weak, and afraid. He, unlike Ruby, is rather weak, and afraid.
Her boyfriend, Boake Charlton Heston , doesn't think she's the marrying type, but wealthy businessman Jim Gentry Karl Malden happily makes her his bride. However, that marriage was just a convenience for this hellcat, who has pined her whole life for intrigued childhood hunting pal Charlton Heston, himself a recent newlywed to a girl who hails from the right side of the tracks. Ruby Corey lived with her poor family in the swamps while Boake Tackman lived in a mansion with servants. In other words, we are in the realm of a lost art form: the romantic film, or the melodrama. Her unstable brother, Jewel James Anderson , however, believes she must atone for her sins. Bernard Phillips who plays the doctor is the narrator and it's his eyes from which we see the action unfold.