- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.6/10
- Director: Elia Kazan
- Country: English
- Year: 1960
- Duration: 110 min
- Genres: Drama,History,Romance,
- Production: Twentieth Century Fox
A TVA bureaucrat comes to the river to do what none of his predecessors have been able to do – evict a stubborn octogenarian from her island before the rising waters engulf her.
A young field administrator for the TVA comes to rural Tennessee to oversee the building of a dam on the Tennessee River. He encounters opposition from the local people, in particular a farmer who objects to his employment (with pay) of local black laborers. Much of the plot revolves around the eviction of an elderly woman from her home on an island in the River, and the young man’s love affair with that woman’s widowed granddaughter.
Montgomery Clift, Jo Van Fleet, Jay C. Flippen, Barbara Loden, Malcolm Atterbury, Lee Remick, Albert Salmi, James Westerfield, Frank Overton,