Their love ignited a deadly passion! She can never be a part of his world, but she can tear his world apart! Jennifer Jones (Gone to Earth, Portrait of Jennie) delivers a powerful performance as a strong-willed Southern beauty from the wrong side of the tracks in this bold, sweeping drama co-starring Charlton Heston (The Big Country, Ben-Hur) and Karl Malden (Patton, On the Waterfront). She was raised in the rugged swamplands; he was born into wealth and privilege. Yet, from the moment Ruby (Jones) first laid eyes on Boake (Heston), she vowed to have him for her own. Now, the residents of the small tidewater town will do everything in their power to stand in her way. But they've never seen a passion like this one... and they've never met a woman like Ruby. Directed by King Vidor (Duel in the Sun, The Fountainhead).