USA Today - 10/06/1995
"...Historically famous as the first outdoor movie shot in full three-color Technicolor..."
This adaptation of John Fox Jr.'s novel was the first feature to be shot outdoors in Technicolor. It tells the tale of a railroad engineer who inadvertently fans the flames of an ancient family feud when he arrives to build a line through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Song ("A Melody From the Sky").
The story of two feuding mountain families -- the Tollivers and the Falins -- and the tensions that flare up between them when young Buddy Tolliver turns up murdered. Complicating matters is an engineer visiting from the big city. While making plans to run a railroad through the mountains, the city slicker falls in love with one of the hillbilly's daughters.
Family Interaction |
Love Triangle |
This is the first film to be shot entirely on location in three-strip Technicolor.