Based on the novel by the same name
Starring Yul Brynner as Jason Compson and Joanne Woodward as Miss Quentin
Directed by Martin Ritt

Loosely based on the novel, this movie follows the lives and passions of the Compsons: a once-proud Southern family now just barely scraping by both financially and emotionally.

Films such as this garnered Faulkner constant attention from Hollywood, but he showed little interest in anything beyond the much-needed revenue they provided him. Generally disinterested in Tinseltown, he avoided premieres and refused to do interviews in connection with the films.
Sources: One Matchless Time: A Life of William Faulkner by Jay Parini;


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