Bathed in lurid Technicolor, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk's 'Written on the Wind' is the stylishly debauched tale of a Texas oil magnate brought down by the excesses of his spoiled offspring. Features an all-star quartet that includes Robert Stack as a pistol-packin' alcoholic playboy; Lauren Bacall as his long-suffering wife; Rock Hudson as his earthly best friend; and Dorothy Malone (who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance) as his nymphomaniac sister.

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Written on the Wind (1956)

Unrated

Drama · 1h 39m · 10/4/1956

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This woman in his arms was now the wife of the man he called his best friend!

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Bathed in lurid Technicolor, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk's 'Written on the Wind' is the stylishly debauched tale of a Texas oil magnate brought down by the excesses of his spoiled offspring. Features an all-star quartet that includes Robert Stack as a pistol-packin' alcoholic playboy; Lauren Bacall as his long-suffering wife; Rock Hudson as his earthly best friend; and Dorothy Malone (who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance) as his nymphomaniac sister.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Universal International Pictures (UI)

Revenue

$13,495
Part Of
Cast
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Rock Hudson

Mitch Wayne
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Lauren Bacall

Lucy Moore Hadley
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Robert Stack

Kyle Hadley
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Dorothy Malone

Marylee Hadley
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Robert Keith

Jasper Hadley
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Grant Williams

Biff Miley
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Robert J. Wilke

Dan Willis
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Edward Platt

Doctor Paul Cochrane (as Edward C. Platt)
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Harry Shannon

Hoak Wayne
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John Larch

Roy Carter
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Joseph Granby

R.J. Courtney
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Roy Glenn

Sam
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Maidie Norman

Bertha
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William Schallert

Reporter
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Joanne Jordan

Brunette
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Dani Crayne

Blonde
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Dorothy Porter

Secretary
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Benjie Bancroft

Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Lulu Mae Bohrman

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Gail Bonney

Hotel Floorlady (uncredited)
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Paul Bradley

Maitre d' (uncredited)
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Robert Brubaker

Hotel Manager (uncredited)
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Boyd Cabeen

Reporter (uncredited)
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George Calliga

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Dick Cherney

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Carl Christian

Ben - Bartender (uncredited)
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Kevin Corcoran

Boy on Electric Hobbyhorse (uncredited)
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Oliver Cross

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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George DeNormand

Doorman (uncredited)
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Tom Ferrandini

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Bess Flowers

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Herschel Graham

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Marion Gray

Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Stuart Hall

Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Chuck Hamilton

Policeman (uncredited)
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Don C. Harvey

Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
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Phil Harvey

College Boy at Party (uncredited)
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Bert Holland

Court Clerk (uncredited)
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Jane Howard

Beer Drinker (uncredited)
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Carlene King Johnson

College Girl at Party (uncredited)
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Chester Jones

Attendant (uncredited)
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Glen Kramer

College Boy at Party (uncredited)
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Perk Lazelle

Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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King Lockwood

Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Robert Lyden

Kyle as a Boy (voice) (uncredited)
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Robert Malcolm

Hotel Proprietor (uncredited)
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Colleen McClatchey

College Girl at Party (uncredited)
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Mathew McCue

Commuter (uncredited)
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Harold Miller

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Ralph Moratz

Small plane attendant (uncredited)
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Barry Norton

Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Ron Nyman

Bailiff (uncredited)
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Susan Odin

Marylee as a Girl (voice) (uncredited)
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Cynthia Patrick

Waitress (uncredited)
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Jack Perrin

Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Charles Perry

Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Paul Power

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Floyd Simmons

Beer Drinker (uncredited)
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Ray Spiker

Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Norman Stevans

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Hal Taggart

Prosecution Staff Lawyer (uncredited)
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Blaine Turner

Waiter (uncredited)
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Robert Winans

Mitch as a Boy (voice) (uncredited)
Crew
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Douglas Sirk

Director
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George Zuckerman

Writer
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Robert Wilder

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Written on the Wind

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

2/1/2022

Disc Title Front Cover

Written on the Wind

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

6/19/2001

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