SIFF Film Center | The Films of Douglas Sirk
Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson team up again in their second film for Sirk. When aging, well-to-do widow Cary Scott falls in love with her much younger gardener, Ron Kirby, the couple faces pressures from their friends and families to end their relationship. Following his proposal, Cary becomes torn between the unhappy but comfortable of her status-obsessed family and her loving connection with the passionate, intelligent Ron. Sirk’s condemnation of small town America is one of his most unique and moving statements.