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Gregory Peck stars as a small town sheriff who starts an affair with Tuesday Weld ... the teenage daughter of bootlegger Ralph Meeker. He's dissatisfied with his job and family life with wife Estelle Parsons and wants to run off with Weld, but the whole affair might just be a ploy by Meeker to get Peck to shield him from a revenue agent who's been snooping around town. A film that's a little slower paced than it needs to be, but is well worth a look for it's terrific cast and authentic southern locales. Charles Durning also appears as Peck's sleazy deputy. The film is named after the Johnny Cash song and several Cash songs form the soundtrack.
Crazy story about a cop that falls for this girl whose family makes moonshine. He is stuck between doing his job and having a relationship. As he tries to hide her family, he finds it gets harder and harder to do. In the end, things don't turn out the way he was hoping. I was disappointed in how the movie was ended.
I highly recommend anything w/ Gregory Peck, but this gem is a little on the obscure side. Great soundtrack by Johnny Cash. Tuesday Weld is looking good, complete w/ her little gap-toothed smile before she had the unmitigated audacity to have it 'fixed'. First viewed on late-night TV in the 80's (a 1970 film), I've never forgotten it: Upstanding small-town Sheriff is lured to the Dark Side by a family of moonshiners...and that gap-toothed smile. Damn the luck!