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Wild River

Elia Kazan’s gripping, sincere and lyrical drama of Roosevelt’s New Deal.

USA 1960
Directed by Elia Kazan
With Jo Van Fleet, Lee Remick, Albert Salmi, Jay C Flippen
Running time 115min
Certificate PG

Clift’s facility for quiet determination is put to brilliant use in this engrossing drama of Roosevelt’s New Deal, playing a government official buying up Tennessee riverbank properties prior to a hydro-electric scheme. Standing in his way is Jo Van Fleet’s recalcitrant old-timer, deeply rooted to the land she loves, though the conflict between tradition and modernity is by no means cut-and-dried. Gripping, sincere, lyrical – it’s Kazan and Clift at their not inconsiderable best.

Restored by the Academy Film Archive and 20th Century Fox with funding from the Film Foundation.

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