Wild River

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20th Century Fox Released 1960

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Director:
Elia Kazan
Released:
1960
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Wild River is a film from 1960 about Chuck Glover, played by Montgomery Clift, who works for the Tennessee Valley Authority in the 1930s and must convince the locals that it is in their best interest to give up their land to build a Dam. Elderly holdout Ella Garth, played by Jo Van Fleet, refuses to give an inch but is eventually defeated. Ella's grand-daughter Carol Garth Baldwin, played by Lee Remick, is a widower and Chuck Glover's (Montgomery Clift) love interest. Subplots deal with racial issues such as Glover's (Montgomery Clift) employment and fair treatment of minorities in the south and the controversy that both these issues create. Also explored are the environmental impacts of such large scale man-made river transformation projects. Wild River was filmed on location in Tennessee and was selected by the Library of Congress for film preservation. This movie was adapted from two books: Borden Deal's Dunbar's Cove and William Bradford Huie's Mud on the Stars.moreless
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