The dramatic love story of small-town Mississippi girl Alva Starr and railroad official Owen Legate, set during the Great Depression.
- " Sydney Pollack's second film (1966) has Natalie Wood and Robert Redford entangled in a steamy Tennessee Williams plotline, well photographed by James Wong Howe. " – Dave Kehr (Chicago Reader)
- " Derived from a Tennessee Williams one-acter, the production is adult without being sensational, touching without being maudlin. " – Variety Staff (Variety)
- " Pretty controversial in its time; see it for Redford and Wood. " – Steve Crum (Kansas City Kansan)