Ruby Gentry 05/03/18

KL Studio Classics

Prepare to let your jaw drop: Jennifer Jones and Charlton Heston’s sleazy bucolic ‘romance’ comes off as two-way sex harassment, with suggestive one-liners that make us cringe. Are there other pictures like this? Is this where dolts came to believe that women wanted to be treated like stupid squeeze toys? The great King Vidor directed, with no sign of intentional satire — the bizarre, eventually violent Southern-set melodrama is a one-of-a-kind grotesque spectacle. Co-starring Karl Malden, Tom Tully, James Anderson, Josephine Hutchinson, Phyllis Avery and Barney Phillips. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.