Written on the Wind (1956)

Rock Hudson and Lauren Bacall star in Douglas Sirk’s melodrama about a Texan oil dynasty.

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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.

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