A graduating poet/teacher falls in love with a Southern woman, and then the Civil War and her past create problems.
Idealist John Wickliff Shawnessy drifts away from his high school sweetheart Nell Gaither and enters into a passionate, but loveless, marriage with Susanna Drake a wealthy New Orleans belle. But John soon learns that Susanna's mother died in a lunatic asylum and it becomes apparent that Susanna has inherited her family's curse for she tricked him into marriage. Frustrated with life, John leaves home by enlisting in the Northern Army and fights in Tennessee and Georgia during the terrible and brutal Civil War where he does some soul searching for hims! elf and explores his path in life to what may lay in store for him should he return home. Written by Matt Patay
Genres: Drama Romance
Release year: 1957