Montgomery Clift as John Wickliff Shawnessy; Elizabeth Taylor as Susanna Drake Shawnessy; Eva Marie Saint as Nell Gaither; Nigel Patrick as Professor Jerusalem Webster Stiles; Lee Marvin as Orville 'Flash' Perkins; Rod Taylor as Garwood B. Jones; Agnes Moorehead as Ellen Shawnessy; Walter Abel as T.D. Shawnessy; Jarma Lewis as Barbara Drake; Tom Drake as Bobby Drake; Rhys Williams as Ezra Gray; Russell Collins as Niles Foster; DeForest Kelley as Southern Officer; Ruth Attaway as Parthenia; Oliver Blake as Jake - Bartender
PG (Parental Guidance)
In 1859, idealist John Wickliff Shawnessey, a resident of Raintree County, Indiana, is distracted from his high school sweetheart Nell Gaither by Susanna Drake, a rich New Orleans girl. This love triangle is further complicated by the American Civil War, and dark family history.