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Written on the Wind (1956)

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Rock Hudson Rock Hudson
Mitch Wayne
Lauren Bacall Lauren Bacall
Lucy Moore Hadley
Robert Stack Robert Stack
Kyle Hadley
Dorothy Malone Dorothy Malone
Marylee Hadley
Robert Keith Robert Keith
Jasper Hadley
Grant Williams Grant Williams
Biff Miley
Robert J. Wilke Robert J. Wilke
Dan Willis
Edward Platt Edward Platt
Doctor Paul Cochrane


Written by
George Zuckerman George Zuckerman
(screenplay)
Robert Wilder Robert Wilder


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Description: Mitch Wayne and Kyle Hadley, the playboy son of an oil tycoon, have been best friends since childhood. Kyle's wild sister, Marylee, hopes to marry Mitch, but he thinks of her as a sister. Marylee says that Mitch finishes everything Kyle starts. Mitch and Kyle both fall in love with Lucy, but she marries Kyle before Mitch can express his feelings. For a year after his marriage, Kyle stops drinking and behaves more responsibly, until he discovers that he may be sterile. Slyly, a jealous Marylee suggests to Kyle that Lucy and Mitch are lovers, and when Lucy finds that she is pregnant, a drunken Kyle accuses Mitch of being the fathe ... (more)
Release date: 25 December 1956
UPC: 715515011525
Tags: Drama (10), Romance (10), 1950s (10), 1956 (7), Alcoholism (5), Rival (5), Blackmail (5), Millionaire (5), Depression (5), Technicolor (5), Oil (5), Bar (4), Jet Plane (4), Inquest (4), Trial (4), Picnic (3), Infertility (3), Texas (3), Flashback (3), Revenge (3)
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