“Duvall is astonishingly good in the best-ever screen presentation of Faulkner’s work.” – Leonard Maltin
Often cited as one of his favorite performances, Robert Duvall stars as Jackson Fentry, a solitary man and sawmill caretaker, who meets and eventually falls in love with an abandoned pregnant woman.
Academy Award ™ winner Horton Foote (To Kill a Mockingbird, Tender Mercies) wrote the screenplay based on his stage adaptation of a short story by William Faulkner. Directed by Joseph Anthony (The Matchmaker, The Rainmaker), and shot in beautiful black and white to convey the era in which it takes place, the film is a haunting, emotional tale about a man’s capacity for love.
First ever release on Blu-ray. DVD back in print after several years.
• Robert Duvall’s favorite of his performances
• From the collection of The Museum of Modern Art ((MoMA)
• Screenplay by Horton Foote (To Kill a Mockingbird, Tender Mercies)
• Based on a short story by William Faulkner
• New high definition transfer from 35mm elements
• Original theatrical trailer
B/W • 103 Minutes • 1972 • Not Rated