A Walk in the Spring Rain
|A Walk in the Spring Rain|
Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Quinn in A Walk in the Spring Rain
|Directed by||Guy Green|
|Produced by||Stirling Silliphant|
|Written by||Stirling Silliphant|
|Based on||A Walk in the Spring Rain
by Rachel Maddux
|Music by||Elmer Bernstein
|Edited by||Ferris Webster|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
A Walk in the Spring Rain (1970) is a romantic drama Eastmancolor film made by Columbia Pictures, directed by Guy Green and produced by Stirling Silliphant, from his own screenplay based on the novel by Rachel Maddux. Location scenes filmed in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
It stars Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Quinn, with Fritz Weaver, Katharine Crawford, and Virginia Gregg. The music score was by Elmer Bernstein and the cinematography by Charles Lang. A little known fact is that martial arts superstar Bruce Lee, a personal friend of producer Stirling Silliphant, is credited as the film's fight choreographer.
Libby Meredith (Ingrid Bergman) and her husband, Roger (Fritz Weaver) move from New York to a small house in backwoods Tennessee. Their neighbor, Will Cade (Anthony Quinn), is very helpful to them and to Libby especially. While her intellectual husband is busy writing a book and paying her little attention, she comes to like the country life and finds herself attracted to Will's rural sensibilities. Though he is married to Ann (Virginia Gregg), Will and Libby start up a middle-aged affair. Libby's daughter, Ellen (Katharine Crawford), arrives asking for help raising her son Bucky while she attends Harvard. Soon enough, Will's son Boy Cade (Tom Holland) finds out about the affair and molests Libby, but she is rescued by Will, who accidentally kills his own son. The disillusioned Merediths return to the city, Libby having abandoned her romantic hopes, Roger his literary ambitions.
- Anthony Quinn as Will Cade
- Ingrid Bergman as Libby Meredith
- Fritz Weaver as Roger Meredith
- Katharine Crawford as Ellen Meredith
- Tom Holland as Boy (as Tom Fielding)
- Virginia Gregg as Ann Cade
- Mitchell Silberman as Bucky
- Janet Nelson Chadwick as Singer at Festival (segment "Oh Shenandoah")
- Bergman and Quinn had previously been teamed in The Visit (1964).
- A Walk in the Spring Rain at the Internet Movie Database
- A Walk in the Spring Rain at AllMovie
- A Walk in the Spring Rain at the TCM Movie Database
- A Walk in the Spring Rain at the American Film Institute Catalog
- Photo Gallery from the filming of A Walk in the Spring Rain in Knoxville, TN
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