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So Red the Rose (film)

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So Red the Rose
Directed byKing Vidor
Written byMaxwell Anderson
Edwin Justus Mayer
Laurence Stallings
Stark Young (novel)
Produced byDouglas MacLean
StarringMargaret Sullavan
Walter Connolly
Randolph Scott
CinematographyVictor Milner
Edited byEda Warren
Music byW. Franke Harling
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
November 9, 1935
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States

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.[1]


During the American Civil War, Valette Bedford (Margaret Sullavan) waits patiently for her husband Duncan Bedford (Randolph Scott), to return home, praying that she will not become a widow.



  1. ^ "Berlinale 2020: Retrospective "King Vidor"". Berlinale. Retrieved 28 February 2020.


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