About

A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.

7.8
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Directed by

Elia Kazan

Written by

William Inge (Writer)

Runtime

124 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

There is a miracle in being young... and a fear

Cast

Keywords

asylum unrequited love 1920s sexual repression stock market crash kansas

Photos

Lists

#554 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#47 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role