Synopsis: Set in antebellum New Orleans during the early 1850's, this film follows Julie Marsden through her quest for social redemption on her own terms. Julie is a beautiful and free spirited, rapacious Southern belle who is sure of herself and controlling of her fiancé Preston Dillard, a successful young banker. Julie's sensitive but domineering personality--she does not want so much to hurt as to assert her independence--forces a wedge between Preston and herself. To win him back, she plays North against South amid a deadly epidemic of yellow fever which claims a surprising victim.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): William Wyler
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

Boy, stop here.

Might as well get us a ball.

Julie will have plenty

to drink at the party.

Party liquor. Messed up

with cherries and such. Come on.

- Wait right here.

- Yes, sir, Mr. Cantrell, sir.

Man, you talk crazy.

I say that horse is

out of the Truxton strain.

- Gentlemen.

- Good afternoon.

- How are you, General Bogardus, sir?

- How are you, Buck? Ted?

- Going to the party?

- Yes, indeed.

- See you later then, sir.

- Yes.

The Truxton strain's

the best horse blood in this state.

Here's somebody

that really knows bloodlines.

Hi, Buck Cantrell.

Come here and help us decide a bet.

Got no time, Huger.

Ted and I were just shifting.

Won't take any time at all, Buck.

You heard him, Huger.

Buck got no time.

Gentlemen, Buck Cantrell got no time.

Five-to-four, he doesn't know the day.

I'll do better. Even money,

he doesn't know what month.

Know what time of day it is, anyhow.

Must be getting on towards 3:00.

If it was any later,

De Lautruc would be a lot drunker.

Is it not admirable Monsieur Cantrell

can joke so cleverly...

...when he has just lost

the lady of his heart?

- Better not, Rene.

- Yes, gentlemen.

Monsieur Cantrell

has just lost his lady.

I wouldn't go on, De Lautruc.

See, gentlemen,

Monsieur Cantrell is in bad humor...

...because Julie Marsden is marrying...

- De Lautruc.

I thought I heard you mention

a lady's name.

Must have misunderstood you, sir.

And if I did mention

the name of a lady?

Why, just that a gentleman doesn't

mention a lady's name in a barroom.

Are you trying

to teach me manners, my friend?

Wouldn't think of trying, De Lautruc.

But I somehow don't like your hat

or your ears or anything between them.

- Plain enough?

- Amply, sir. Pierre?

I've the honor to ask you

to name a friend.

- I'm acting as...

- Shoot, Ted.

You're too young

for this sort of thing.

Gentlemen, a moment.

Buck, I ought to get De Lautruc myself.

It's my brother that's gonna marry her.

That makes it much more

my quarrel than yours.

- Let me act for you, Buck.

- Well, if you feel that bad about it.

I've the honor

to be acting for Mr. Cantrell.

- Sunrise at the Oaks satisfactory?

- Perfectly, sir.

Why do you wanna make it

so confounded early?

Make it 10:
00. De Lautruc ain't wild.

We don't have to sneak up

on him in the dark.

Your servant, gentlemen.

Come on, youngster.

We gotta get on to the party.

Gentlemen, let's have another drink.

Buck, listen...

Here's something

I've been aiming to get all day.

- Must have trimmings for the party.

- Cantrell, one minute.

- You riding along with us?

- I have my carriage.

Cantrell, I don't like this.

Miss Julie's name was mentioned.

As her guardian,

I don't like her mixed up in this.

Miss Julie's name was mentioned?

Why, sir, if it was, I never heard it.

It's just that I don't

like De Lautruc, is all. May I?

Cantrell, you're a fool. De Lautruc's

an old hand. Been out a dozen times.

Thirteen's liable to be

unlucky for De Lautruc.

You know these French. They shoot

for the head and like as not, miss.

I'm gonna shoot for the body

and bust his tripes.

General Bogardus, sir, your servant.

Mrs. Kendrick. Miss Kendrick, ma'am.

- Keep in the shade, Albert.

- Yes, Mrs. Kendrick, ma'am.

I won't have the horses

standing in the sun, you hear?

Yes, ma'am.

- Stay in your seat.

- Yes, ma'am.

- Keep your hat and gloves on.

- Yes, ma'am.

- And your coat buttoned.

- Yes, ma'am.

Yes, ma'am.

- Mrs. Kendrick, ma'am.

- Good evening, Cato.

Miss Kendrick.

- Honoria, how good of you to come.

- Sweet of you to ask us, Belle.

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Clements Ripley

Clements Ripley (August 26, 1892 – July 22, 1954) was an American fiction writer and screenwriter. more…

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