Conflicts arise when Paul Newman's ambitious drifter Ben Quick rocks into the small Mississippi town where Will Varner (Orson Welles) reigns as the town patriarch. After initial reluctance Varner takes a shine to Quick, favouring him to take over of the family instead of his son. The script was adapted from three William Faulkner short stories and the supporting cast features Lee Remick, Angela Lansbury and Joanne Woodward (who Newman married soon after).
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Earlier Event: February 27Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, UK, USA, 1964)
Later Event: March 13Barton Fink (Joel & Ethan Coen, USA, 1991)