This Civil War extravaganza, an intended successor to GONE WITH THE WIND, is handsomely mounted and boasts a superb cast, but was dogged by problems on the set and hindered by its rambling story. Elizabeth Taylor stars as a beautiful southern belle who causes every male head to turn when
she arrives, a visitor from exotic New Orleans, in Indiana's Raintree County. It is the eve of the Civil War; President Lincoln has just taken office. Clift, an advocate of the abolition of slavery who is studying to be a teacher, is engaged to the practical, down-to-earth Saint. But Taylor, a
spoiled lady of the southern aristocracy, gets what she wants, and she wants Clift. She c...