Whenever a picture makes no sense, add a narration. This film, based on Faulkner's final novel (which was close to being unreadable), needs Meredith's voice to tie up all the loose ends in order to make it comprehensibile. The title doesn't refer to a family name; it's an archaic
designation for "thieves" and aptly describes the protagonists. THE REIVERS looks as though it was produced by Robert Radnitz from a tale by Tennessee Williams. It was neither. The time is 1905 in rural Mississippi (it was actually filmed in Carrolton, Mississippi), and the family of patriarch
McCaslin, played by Geer, await the delivery of their new Winton--a big, gaudy car that represent...