BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
WAS that the one about growing tobacco in Connecticut?Saw it.Jeff
That's the one. I saw it, too. In the theater.
I saw this in the theater as a kid and fell in love with Connie Stevens. I saw it recently and fell in love with her again. By no reasonable yardstick is this is a good movie, but I wallowed in the melodrama. Only Sirk could turn this stuff into art, but I have a soft spot for this sprawling kind of '50s/'60s storytelling.
I confess that I love this stuff, too. I read a bunch of novels like PARRISH around this time and wished I could write them. And who wouldn't love Connie Stevens?
I lived in Connecticut tobacco country in the '70s...no one ever mentioned any form of PARRISH...hm.
Well, Bill...at least in the romantic/carnal sense, Troy Donahue wouldn't...
I believe this was Claudette Colbert's last role. Perhaps she decided that having starred in IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT and PALM BEACH STORY among so many other great movies, if all she was going to be offered was soapy stuff like PARRISH, she'd rather retire.
I meant PARRISH was Colbert's last movie role. She continued to act sporatically in the theater and on television shows until the 1980s.
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