Elia Kazan, director. Filmed on location in the Tennessee Valley, Wild River, set in the early 1930s, explores the polarizing changes brought on by the TVA project during the Great Depression. In this classic Hollywood drama, Montgomery Clift plays an idealistic TVA agent--a young field manager assigned to convince the locals to move from their property so that a beneficial dam can be built on the Tennessee River. He encounters opposition from local people, in particular a farmer who objects to his employment (with pay) of local Black laborers. Much of the plot revolves around the eviction of an elderly woman from her home on an island in the Tennessee River, and the young agent's love affair with that woman's widowed granddaughter, played by Lee Remick. Wild River is a masterful recreation of a difficult, complex period in American history. 1960, USA, 110 mins.