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drama, romance

The effects of a handsome stranger on a small Kansas town.

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3 stars

Stellar acting on all parts. Kim Novak gives her best performance as the prettiest girl in town who leaves her wealthy boyfriend and family to marry a hobo. A very romantic, but not very believable, story. However, the performances make up for the story's holes.

- x0hn0th3r4nc0rx, Wednesday, August 22, 2007

3 stars

Caught this on TV recently and found it to be overall mediocre, but enjoyable in spots. Kim Novak is breathtaking and Rosalind Russel is a hoot, as usual. Plot had holes and William Holden seemed a bit too old for the role. I think Paul Newman would have been a much better choice. I wasn't really crazy about the ending, but it was certainly realistic and one could easily predict what most likely came of the leads. Still, an intriguing slice of Americana, with similar appeal as State Fair.

- jakkijelene, Wednesday, January 26, 2011