From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|So Red the Rose|
|Directed by||King Vidor|
|Written by||Maxwell Anderson|
Edwin Justus Mayer
Stark Young (novel)
|Produced by||Douglas MacLean|
|Starring||Margaret Sullavan |
|Edited by||Eda Warren|
|Music by||W. Franke Harling|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|November 9, 1935|
So Red the Rose is a 1935 American drama film directed by King Vidor and starring Margaret Sullavan, Walter Connolly, and Randolph Scott. The Civil War-era romance is based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Stark Young.
The film did not enjoy great popularity at the box office. After this film, Civil War films were considered box office poison in Hollywood until Bette Davis and Henry Fonda's performance in 1938's Jezebel, which was a success. This was followed by the overwhelming popularity of Gone with the Wind in 1939, an adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's bestseller of the same name. In February 2020, the film was shown at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, as part of a retrospective dedicated to King Vidor's career.
- Margaret Sullavan as Valette Bedford
- Walter Connolly as Malcolm Bedford
- Randolph Scott as Duncan Bedford
- Janet Beecher as Sally Bedford
- Elizabeth Patterson as Mary
- Robert Cummings as Archie Pendleton
- Harry Ellerbe as Edward Bedford
- Dickie Moore as Middleton Bedford
- Charles Starrett as George McGehee
- Johnny Downs as Wounded Yankee Corporal
- Daniel L. Haynes as William Veal
- Clarence Muse as Cato
- James Burke as Major Rushton
- Warner Richmond as Confederate Sergeant
- Alfred Delcambre as Charles Tolliver
- Stanley Andrews as Cavalry Captain (uncredited)
- Suzette Harbin as Belle (uncredited)
- John Larkin as Cato's Companion (uncredited)
- Lloyd Ingraham as Officer (uncredited)
- Madame Sul-Te-Wan as Slave (uncredited)
- Andre Sennwald, "King Vidor's Screen Version of the Stark Young Novel 'So Red the Rose' at the Paramount," The New York Times, November 28, 1935.
- Rodriguez, Junius P. Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion. Greenwood milestones in African American history. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2007. ISBN 0-313-33271-1
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.