Series Premiere Sneak Peek
Series Premiere Tuesday, Feb. 7
Narration by June Hillman, text from the novel by Rumer Godden, cinematography by the director's nephew Claude, shooting on location on the Hooghly river in West Bengal, north of Calcutta, India, opening Jean Renoir's celebrated The River, 1951.
Further exposition, June Hillman reading from Rumer Godden's novel, from the perspective of young Harriet (Patricia Walter), emphasis this time on Valerie (Adrienne Corri), the parents (Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight) and especially Nan (Suprova Mukerjee), early in Jean Renoir's The River, 195... more
A riveting new thriller that takes you deep into the unknown, where the only thing darker than family secrets is the mystery at the heart of the Amazon mystery that may just have you believe there's magic out there.
Having tracked the handsome young American veteran Captain John (Thomas E. Breen) through the bazaar, 12 year-old Harriet (Patricia Walters) describes her plan of conquest, in Jean Renoir's tale of early 20th century colonial India, The River, 1951.
Narration by June Hillman, in the voice of author Rumer Godden and the character Harriet (Patricia Walters), continues, as director Jean Renoir depicts the Indian festival Diwali, Thomas E. Breen as visiting 'Captain John,' in The River, 1951.
Trailer for The River.
This emotionally-charged film celebrates the triumph of a young rural couple as they face nature's greatest ravages, the threat of poverty and a wrenching separation. Sissy Spacek, Mel Gibson and Scott Glenn star in this moving tribute to love, faith, determination and the vanishing America of the independent farm family. Tom and Mae Garvey (Gibson and Spacek) are struggling to keep their homestead safe from the local power authority who wants to flood their land. When Mae's former beau, John Wade (Glenn), turns out to be in charge of the plan to acquire the property, tensions run high, climaxing in a devastating confrontation on the flooded river banks.
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