So Red the Rose (film)

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So Red the Rose
Directed by King Vidor
Produced by Douglas MacLean
Written by Maxwell Anderson
Edwin Justus Mayer
Laurence Stallings
Stark Young (novel)
Starring Margaret Sullavan
Music by W. Franke Harling
Cinematography Victor Milner
Edited by Eda Warren
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • 1935 (1935)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English

So Red the Rose is a 1935 drama film directed by King Vidor and starring Margaret Sullavan. The Civil War-era romance is based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Stark Young.

The film did not enjoy great popularity at the box office. Afterward Civil War films were considered box office poison in Hollywood until Bette Davis and Henry Fonda's performance in 1938's Jezebel, which was a success. This was followed by the overwhelming popularity of Gone with the Wind in 1939, an adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's bestseller of the same name.

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  • Andre Sennwald, "King Vidor's Screen Version of the Stark Young Novel 'So Red the Rose' at the Paramount," The New York Times, November 28, 1935.
  • Rodriguez, Junius P. Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion. Greenwood milestones in African American history. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2007. ISBN 0-313-33271-1

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