WILD RIVER
1960, 20th Century Fox, 110 min, USA, Dir: Elia Kazan

Always-excellent Montgomery Clift plays Chuck Glover, a young man sent to rural Tennessee to oversee the building of a dam. Deep-seated racial tension emerges when it is suggested that black laborers work on the construction of the dam, and complications only build when Chuck becomes romantically entangled with a local widow. "Kazan’s finest and deepest film!" – Dave Kehr


THE SEARCH
1948, Warner Bros., 104 min, USA, Dir: Fred Zinnemann

American soldier Montgomery Clift looks after a young concentration camp survivor (Academy Award-winner Ivan Jandl) in postwar Germany; meanwhile, the boy's mother scours Berlin in search of her son. This beautiful, touching drama won an Oscar for its story and remains one of the high points of director Fred Zinnemann's career.


SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER
1959, Sony Repertory, 114 min, USA, Dir: Joseph Mankiewicz

Director Joseph Mankiewicz’s version of Tennessee Williams’ notorious play stars Montgomery Clift as a famous New Orleans brain surgeon who uncovers wild tales of homosexuality and cannibalism when called in to operate on Catharine Holly (Elizabeth Taylor) by her aunt Violet Venable (Katharine Hepburn).


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