It is hard to believe it has been half a century since Hollywood sent some of its best actors and actresses to our town to make a movie. That’s what happened in 1969. The Town of Gainesboro became the setting for the story about a sheriff going through a mid-life crisis, played by one of Hollywood’s best leading men, Gregory Peck, who fell head over heels in love with a traveling moonshine-making family’s daughter portrayed by Tuesday Weld.
Miss Weld was famous in her own right before performing in Gainesboro, nine years earlier; she won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Female. One year later she had an off-screen romance with Elvis, after starring with him in the 1961 film “Wild in the Country.”
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