Raintree County
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Conceived as a Gone With the Wind for the CinemaScope generation, Raintree County wasn't quite as successful as its role model, but it still proved a moneyspinner for MGM. Elizabeth Taylor stars as a spoiled Southern belle who falls in love with pacifistic Indiana youth Montgomery Clift. Though Clift is engaged to Eva Marie Saint, what Taylor wants, Taylor gets, and she isn't above using the dirtiest of deceptions to win Clift's affections. When the Civil War break out, Clift, a staunch abolitionist, joins the Union, much to the dismay of true-to-Dixie Taylor. While Clift is off… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%

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"Begins in tedium and ends, 168 leaden minutes later, in apathy."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"This mammoth color picture, which now runs twelve minutes shy of three hours, gives evidence of being outfitted with every extravagance save a script."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Handsomely mounted and boasts a superb cast."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Picture lacks highlight material; even the war scenes don't quite have the necessary impact and the relationship between Taylor and Clift could have been charged up more."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"A memorable if generally unsuccessful attempt by MGM to bring back the glory of Gone With the Wind."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"At best it's only mildly interesting."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"MGM's attempt to repeat the success of Gone With the Wind turned out to be an elephantine bore."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"The acting of Liz Taylor and Monty Clift is not bad, but MGM's effort to recreate another successful Civil war melodrama in the mold of Gone With the Wind is disppointing for many different reaons."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"History as soap."
‑ , Film4
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