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84 Ratings

Ruby Gentry

Directed by King Vidor
United States, 1952
Drama, Romance


Despite their different social class Ruby and Boake grew up together in the 1950s North Carolina. Ruby Corey lived with her poor family in the swamps while Boake Tackman lived in a mansion with servants. As long as their friendship stayed within the socially acceptable limits no one objected.

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Ruby Gentry Directed by King Vidor

Critics reviews

Vidor, always a director who excelled when close to the earth, gets at something authentically wild and vital in this blend of seaside noir and Southern-fried soap opera. Ruby Gentry is a studio production directed by a mainstream, officially conservative filmmaker, yet its leanings are disruptive; its dialogue is sometimes sharp, but sometimes purply; its actors are blunt objects yet indelible.
September 12, 2017
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