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Mud on the Stars - WILD RIVER Documentary Discussion

(FREE for Museum members; Regular admission for non-members)

Cleveland Daily Banner. "'Wild River' Crew Renews Aquaintances Here." Monday, June 26, 1972.

Cleveland Daily Banner. "'Wild River' Crew Renews Aquaintances Here." Monday, June 26, 1972.

Mud on the Stars: Stories from Elia Kazan's 'Wild River' is a documentary about the filming of the Hollywood movie Wild River in Charleston, TN. The production took over the area and many local individuals and businesses were involved. 

Join Director Allison Inman and other special guests involved with the production as we view the documentary. A Q&A will take place immediately following the film. 

Special guests in attendance will include:

Carolyn Harris, a Cleveland native, will share first-hand stories of working on set with her daughter, Judy Harris, who played the young girl Barbara Baldwin – the daughter of Lee Remick’s character.  Judy Harris will also share her memories of acting next to Remick and Montgomery Clift.

David Swafford, a local historian, has completed extensive research on this brief time in Cleveland’s past. He is currently completing a non-fiction book on the topic.

Steve Bess is the son of Jeff Bess who had a small role in the film in which he got to throw Montgomery Clift into the river.

Everett Harris was the owner of the dog who played Old Blue in the film. 

 

Earlier Event: November 15
Holiday Open House
Later Event: November 28
Black Friday