This is a bizarre film, almost completely melodramatic. The screenplay by Howard Koch is based on the 1941 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title by Ellen Glasgow.Completed in 1942 after the US had joined the war, the film was disapproved in 1943 for foreign release by the wartime Office of Censorship, because it dealt truthfully with racial discrimination as part of its plot. It was Huston's second movie and as he put it: “It was the first time [in an American film], I believe, that a black character was presented as anything other than a good and faithful servant or comic relief.”.
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|Bette Davis||Stanley Timberlake Kingsmill|
|Olivia de Havilland||Roy Timberlake|
|George Brent||Craig Fleming|
|Dennis Morgan||Peter Kingsmill|
|Frank Craven||Asa Timberlake|
|Billie Burke||Lavinia Timberlake|
|Charles Coburn||William Fitzroy|
|Ernest Anderson||Parry Clay|
|Hattie McDaniel||Minerva Clay|
|Lee Patrick||Betty Wilmoth|
|Hal B. Wallis||Producer||