Gorgeous but dirt-poor Ruby Corey (Jennifer Jones) had it bad for judge's son Boake Tackman (Charlton Heston), and was crushed when he threw her over to marry within his own social stratum. Her response was to spitefully accept the impulsive proposal of rich, newly widowed landowner Jim Gentry (Karl Malden)... and her campaign of vengeance against her lover and the community had only just begun. King Vidor's steamy Southern melodrama also stars Tom Tully, Josephine Hutchinson. 82 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer.