Written on the Wind

USA | 1956 | 99 Minutes | Douglas Sirk

April 18, 2017

The Films of Douglas Sirk

The spoiled, impulsive heirs of a wealthy oil baron, Kyle (Rock Hudson) and Marylee (Lauren Bacall), live carefree lives bent on their self-destructive tendencies. Unable to escape from their personal demons brought on by a lifetime of luxury, the tragedy that is their destiny spirals out of control when Kyle becomes suspicious of his wife (Dorothy Malone) and best friend (Robert Stack)—whom Marylee pines for endlessly. Beautifully illustrating the creative potential of Technicolor and Widescreen, this carefully crafted melodramatic powerhouse is packed with a delirious combination of theatrics and style.

  • Director: Douglas Sirk
  • Principal Cast: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1956
  • Running Time: 99 Minutes
  • Producer: Albert Zugsmith
  • Screenplay: George Zuckerman
  • Cinematographers: Russell Metty
  • Editors: Russell F. Schoengarth
  • Music: Frank Skinner
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm