Unrated | | Drama, Romance
The dramatic love story of small-town Mississippi girl Alva Starr and railroad official Owen Legate, set during the Great Depression.
After several years toiling on Roger Corman's low budget B features, this marks writer Francis Ford Coppola's transition to Hollywood features.
New Orleans is certainly not a place where a person needs to feel the pain of separation for long.
This film is set in the early Depression era The wall calendar in the local railroad office shows the date as "Friday 14 August" but does not reveal the year. That particular date combination occurred in both 1931 and 1936. Williams' original story, most of the automobiles in the film, and many other aspects suggest 1931. However, in one sequence, the characters see the film "One Way Passage," which was not released until late 1932.