Rachel Maddux wrote the basic novella, adapted by Sterling Silliphant, with an uncredited bow to Frank and Anne Hummert. Ingrid Bergman and story hubby Fritz Weaver go on sabbatical from campus to the Tennessee mountain country so he can write a law text. Between the frigid winter and the verdant spring rains, Bergman finds love beating again in her bosom. The reason is Anthony Quinn a Spanish desdendant, Zorba-like hillbilly.
Quinn is not without his own responsibilities. He has a cackling wife, played terribly by Virginia Gregg. He also has a son, played by Tom Fielding in the style of a Method ctor satire. At least he doesn’t even bother faking a Dixie accent.
Cast is rounded out by Katherine Crawford, the selfish daughter.