I Walk the Line

1970

I Walk the Line (1970)

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In this collaboration between actor Gregory Peck and director John Frankenheimer, Peck plays Southern sheriff Henry Tawes, who intends to bring moonshiner Carl McCain (Ralph Meeker) to justice. Instead, Tawes falls in love with McCain's nubile daughter, Alma (Tuesday Weld), and arranges for the feds to keep their hands off McCain's still. The sheriff thus risks completely destroying his work life and home life. Not surprisingly, Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line" is heard on the soundtrack at various crucial junctures.

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Cast

Gregory Peck
as Sheriff Tawes
Tuesday Weld
as Alma McCain
Estelle Parsons
as Ellen Haney
Ralph Meeker
as Carl McCain
Charles Durning
as Hunnicutt
Jeff Dalton
as Clay McCain
Freddie McCloud
as Buddy McCain
Jane Rose
as Elsie
J.C. Evans
as Grandpa Tawes
Leo Yates
as Vogel
Nora Denney
as Darlene Hunnicutt
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Critic Reviews for I Walk the Line

All Critics (2)

The movie says things about loneliness and desperation and being an outsider, but there are few apparent peaks and valleys in the presentation, only a flatness.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

A moonshine pic that seems like a folk ballad.

Jul 17, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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