Kings Row is a 1942 film which tells the story of a group of youths who grow up leading supposedly idyllic lives in a small town with disturbing secrets. It stars Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field, Charles Coburn and Claude Rains.
It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (James Wong Howe), Best Director and Best Picture. In the film, Ronald Reagan's character, Drake McHugh, has both legs amputated by a sadistic surgeon who disapproved of his daughter's obsession with Drake; when he wakes from anesthesia, he utters the line, "Where's the rest of me?" Reagan used that line as the title of his 1965 autobiography. Reagan, along with many film critics, considered Kings Row to be his best movie.
The original novel was based on Bellamann's experiences while growing up in the town of Fulton, Missouri. It was his chance to air the town's dirty laundry; the character's names were changed, but their story remained the same. The book is still considered scandalous by some in the town of Fulton.
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