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Janet Leigh made an impressive film-debut in MGM's The Romance of Rosy Ridge. Though the title suggests a lighthearted musical, the film is actually a fairly sober adaptation (with slight comic undertones) of a novel by Mackinlay Kantor. In the days following the Civil War, a Missouri farming community lives in a state of constant tension due to conflicting pro-North and pro-South sentiments. Into this situation ambles ex-Union soldier Henry Carson (Van Johnson), who briefly camps out at the farm of unforgiving Confederate sympathizer Gill MacBean (Thomas Mitchell). Suspecting that Carson is up to no good, MacBean is sure of it when the handsome stranger begins courting MacBean's daughter Lissy Anne (Leigh). Things come to a head dramatically when the heretofore easygoing Carson comes face to face with a band of hooded, night-riding barn burners who've been fomenting discord among the farmers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Joyce Arling
as Mrs. Willhart
Van Johnson
as Henry Carson
Janet Leigh
as Lissy Anne MacBean
James Bell
as John Willhart
William Bishop
as Ad Buchanan
Thomas Mitchell
as Gill MacBean
Charles Dingle
as John Dessark
Guy Kibbee
as Cal Baggett
Paul Langton
as Tom Yeary
Selena Royle
as Sairy MacBean
Russell Simpson
as Dan Yeary
Dean Stockwell
as Andrew MacBean
Marshall Thompson
as Ben MacBean
Elizabeth Risdon
as Emily Baggett

Crew

Roy Rowland
Director
Jack Cummings
Producer
Lester Cole
Screenwriter
Sidney Wagner
Cinematographer
Earl Robinson
Songwriter
Lewis Allan
Songwriter
George Bassman
Composer (Music Score)
Ralph Winters
Editor
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Eddie Imazu
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Irene Valles
Costume Designer
Irene Sharaff
Costume Designer
Warren Newcombe
Special Effects
Jack Donohue
Choreography
MacKinlay Kantor
Short Story Author
Jack Dawn
Makeup
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