A forty-year menage a trois
, Texas-style. Danner is the liberated woman who manages to hold the long-term attention of two close buddies, played by Perkins and Bridges. The film opens in 1925, introducing the two farm boys and the woman they both love. Through the use of a voice-over we are
propelled to 1945: Danner has married Fowkes, but he soon leaves her a widow; Perkins has married and fathered two kids; Bridges remains single. Danner still holds the two men at bay, as the affairs continue. The film's high point occurs in 1964, with Perkins finally succumbing to a heart attack,
and Danner and Bridges ending up together. Danner is the real standout here,...