About

Mitch Wayne is a geologist working for the Hadleys, an oil-rich Texas family. While the patriarch, Jared, works hard to establish the family business, his irresponsible son, Kyle, is an alcoholic playboy, and his daughter, Marylee, is the town tramp. Mitch harbors a secret love for Kyle's unsatisfied wife, Lucy -- a fact that leaves him exposed when the jealous Marylee accuses him of murder.

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Directed by

Douglas Sirk

Written by

George Zuckerman (Screenplay)
Robert Wilder (Novel)

Runtime

99 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

This woman in his arms was now the wife of the man he called his best friend!

Cast

Keywords

based on novel or book nymphomaniac alcoholic texas oil baron melodrama

Photos

Lists

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

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role