Ruby Gentry
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Jennifer Jones offers a virtual reprise of her sultry performance in Duel in the Sun as the titular heroine of Ruby Gentry. Born into a poor-white-trash Southern family, Ruby intends to improve her lot by marrying into wealth. Her casual beau Boake Tackman (Charlton Heston) considers Ruby unfit for marriage, but prosperous businessman Jim Gentry (Karl Malden) is eager and willing to make her his wife. Gentry dies in an accident, and the consensus of opinion is that he was killed by the covetous Ruby. For some reason, this turns Boake on, and he renews his torrid romance with the widow Gentry.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Jennifer Jones offers a virtual reprise of her sultry performance in Duel in the Sun as the titular heroine of Ruby Gentry."
‑ Hilton Kramer, New York Times
"This is sweeping, unconvincing melodrama which is nonetheless compulsively watchable."
‑ , Film4
"Not entirely successful, but well worth seeing."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Southern swampland romantic drama that's filled with an almost hysterical emotional fervor."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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