Not Rated | | Drama, Romance
A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
As filmed, this film included a sequence in which Wilma Dean Loomis takes a bath while arguing with her mother. The bickering finally becomes so intense that Wilma jumps out of the tub and runs nude down a hallway to her bedroom, where the camera cuts to a close-up of her bare legs kicking hysterically on the mattress. Both the Hollywood censors and the Catholic Legion Of Decency objected to the hallway scene, finding the bare backside unsuitable for public display. Consequently, director Elia Kazan dropped the piece, leaving an abrupt jump from tub to bed. Later, in an early 1970s TV interview with Mike Douglas, Wood claimed that the European cut of the film she eventually saw in France left in the partial nudity scene in the hallway.
Bud: Deanie, please...
Wilma Dean: Bud, I'm afraid. Oh, Bud... don't, Bud.
Wilma Dean: No... we mustn't, Bud... no... no...
Wilma Dean: Bud, don't be mad.
Bud: I better take you home.
In a close up scene where Wilma Dean and Bud are kissing and talking outside Wilma Dean's house, you can see Wilma stepping down off some kind of box she was using so the two could be in frame.
and introducing Warren Beatty