Wild River



A young field administrator for the TVA comes to rural Tennessee to oversee the building of a dam on the Tennessee River. He encounters opposition from the local people, in particular a farmer who objects to his employment (with pay) of local black laborers. Much of the plot revolves around the eviction of an elderly woman from her home on an island in the River, and the young man's love affair with that woman's widowed granddaughter.

  1. Elia Kazan


  2. Paul Osborn


Top Billed Cast

  1. Montgomery Clift

    Montgomery Clift

    Chuck Glover

  2. Lee Remick

    Lee Remick

    Carol Garth Baldwin

  3. Jo Van Fleet

    Jo Van Fleet

    Ella Garth

  4. Albert Salmi

    Albert Salmi

    Hank Bailey

  5. Jay C. Flippen

    Jay C. Flippen

    Hamilton Garth

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Wild River
Wild River


Status Released

Release Information

  • May 1, 1960


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget -

Revenue -



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