About

Hard-drinking novelist Dave Hirsh returns home after being gone for years. His brother wants Dave to settle down, and introduces him to English teacher Gwen French. Moody Dave resents his brother, and spends his days hanging out with Bama Dillert, a professional gambler who parties late into the night. Torn between the admiring Gwen and Ginny Morehead, an easy woman who loves him, Dave grows incre...

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Directed by

Vincente Minnelli

Written by

John Patrick (Screenplay)
Arthur Sheekman (Screenplay)
James Jones (Novel)

Runtime

137 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Everyone knew Dave was back in town ... and woman-trouble must be close behind !

Cast

Keywords

teacher small town indiana, usa writer carnival veteran

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

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

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White or Color Walter Plunkett

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Arthur Kennedy

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role