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21 Ratings

Cross Creek

Directed by Martin Ritt
United States, 1983
Drama, Biography


In 1930’s Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida’s backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.

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Cross Creek Directed by Martin Ritt

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1984 | 4 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

National Board of Review

1983 | Winner: Top Ten Films

What are people saying?

  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film Cross Creek

    Biopic about the author of 'The Yearling', bestseller of the year 1938 in the USA. The Nature in Florida is beautiful. I'm not sure that Mary Steenburgen was the right choice to portray Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, at least in my view. She never seems very inspired during the long shots showing her attempts to write her book. In fact, the whole film looks like a TV movie. Already forgotten.

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