Written on the Wind (1956)

Rock Hudson and Lauren Bacall star in Douglas Sirk’s melodrama about a Texan oil dynasty.
Douglas Sirk’s deliriously bold melodrama about a Texan oil dynasty troubled by a tearaway generation was an antecedent to TV’s Dallas. Crucially, the deepest sympathies are extended not to the ‘respectable’ outsiders (Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall) but to their volatile, love-hungry counterparts in the family (Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone). Sublime camerawork by Russell Metty.
1956 USA
Directed by
Douglas Sirk
Produced by
Albert Zugsmith
Written by
George Zuckerman
Featuring
Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack
Running time
100 minutes

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