Cinema: The New Pictures, Jun. 9, 1952

The Wild Heart (Powell-Pressburger; RKO Radio), a picturization of Mary Webb's 1917 novel, Gone to Earth, lets passion spin the plot in turn-of-the-century England. Jennifer Jones is a simple child of nature who likes to cuddle up with her pet fox. Just when she has settled down to a calm marriage with a parson (Cyril Cusack), along comes Squire David Farrar, a virile type, who whisks her off to his outsize estate. But Farrar has a crude habit of fox hunting, so Jennifer soon cools toward him. The ending is drenched in predictable...

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