Written on the Wind(Movie, 1956)

| 1h 39min | Genres: Drama, Romance / Love
Written on the WindRating: 3.5/5 (with 6464 votes)
Written on the Wind is a 1956 American melodrama film directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, and Dorothy Malone. The screenplay by George Zuckerman was based on Robert Wilder's 1946 novel of the same name, a thinly disguised account (or a roman à clef) of the real-life scandal involving torch singer Libby Holman and her husband, tobacco heir Zachary Smith Reynolds. Zuckerman shifted the locale from North Carolina to Texas, made the source of the family wealth oil rather than tobacco, and changed all the characters' names. ()
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Awards & Nominations for Written on the Wind

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

About Written on the Wind

Mitch Wayne is a geologist working for the Hadleys, an oil-rich Texas family. While the patriarch, Jared, works hard to establish the family business, his irresponsible son, Kyle, is an alcoholic playboy, and his daughter, Marylee, is the town tramp. Mitch harbors a secret love for Kyle's unsatisfied wife, Lucy -- a fact that leaves him exposed when the jealous Marylee accuses him of murder.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Texas
Based on the work of: Robert Wilder ("Written on the Wind")
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 14 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Persian (FA), French (FR), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Turkish (TR), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 12/25/1956 (World premiere: 10/04/1956)
Director: Douglas Sirk
Producer: Albert Zugsmith
Screenwriter: Robert Wilder
Director of Photography: Russell Metty
Composer: Frank Skinner
Costume designer: Bill Thomas
Production Designer: Robert Clatworthy
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Palavras ao Vento"
"Écrit sur du vent"
"Come le Foglie al Vento"
"Duistere Driften"

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