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Written on the Wind


Dir. Douglas Sirk. 1956, 99 mins. 35mm. With Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone. In Sirk’s operatic melodrama, secret loves and unrequited passions destroy a wealthy Texas oil man and his family. As described by Sirk, “it was a piece of social criticism, of the rich and the spoiled and of the American family.” Malone won an Oscar for her startling portrayal of the millionaire’s nymphomaniac sister. 

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