For July 4th, 2009
The footrace is about to begin in the wonderful 4th of July sequence in the MGM film version of Ross Lockridge, Jr.’s epic and complex American novel, RAINTREE COUNTY. Montgomery Clift as the barefoot John Shawnessy and Lee Marvin as Orville “Flash” Perkins. Rod Taylor is in the background.
Cover: Performing Arts – Motion Pictures, Iris Newsom, Editor, The Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 1998.