A Walk in the Spring Rain
) is a romantic drama film made by Columbia Pictures
, directed by Guy Green
and produced by Stirling Silliphant
, from his own screenplay
based on the novel by Rachel Maddux
It stars Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Quinn, with Fritz Weaver, Katharine Crawford, and Virginia Gregg. The music score was by Elmer Bernstein and the cinematography by Charles Lang. A little known fact is that martial arts superstar Bruce Lee, a personal friend of producer Stirling Silliphant, is credited as the film's fight choreographer.
Libby Meredith (Bergman) and her husband, Roger (Weaver) move from New York to a small house in backwoods Tennessee. Their neighbor, Will Cade (Quinn), is very helpful to them and to Libby especially. While her intellectual husband is busy writing a book and paying her little attention, she comes to like the country life and finds herself attracted to Will's rural sensibilities. Though he is married to Ann (Gregg), Will and Libby start up a middle-aged affair. Libby's daughter, Ellen (Crawford), arrives asking for help raising her son while she attends Harvard. Soon enough, Will's son (Tom Fielding) finds out about the affair and assaults Libby, leading to drastic consequences for all.
- Bergman and Quinn had previously been teamed together in The Visit (1964).