Ruby Gentry

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1962. Post-production Continuity and Dialogue script for the 1962 re-release in 16mm of the 1952 film.

Continuity produced independently by director King Vidor and Joseph Bernhard under their moniker, Bernhard/Vidor Productions, subsequently sold to and released by Twentieth Century-Fox in the US.

Jennifer Jones offers a virtual reprise of her sultry performance in "Duel in the Sun" as the titular heroine of this film. Born into a poor-white-trash Southern family, Ruby intends to improve her lot by marrying into wealth. Her casual beau Boake Tackman (Charlton Heston) considers Ruby unfit for marriage, but prosperous businessman Jim Gentry (Karl Malden) is eager and willing to make her his wife. Jim Gentry dies in an accident, and the consensus of opinion is that he was killed by the covetous Ruby. For some reason, this turns Boake on, and he renews his torrid romance with the widow Gentry. Ruby's crazed brother, Jewel (James Anderson), puts an end to this affair with a shotgun, provoking a violent response from Ruby and a "Lady or the Tiger"-esque ending.

Tall self titled wrappers, dated November 28th 1952 (Re-run 29-3-1962), noting 10 reels. Multilith duplication. Bound with two silver brads at the top edge. Very Good plus.

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