All the Way Home


1h 43m 1963

Brief Synopsis

In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the tragedy, but slowly rise up from the ashes to face the hope of renewed life.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
Knoxville, Tennessee, opening: 17 Oct 1963
Production Company
Talent Associates--Paramount, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Location
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Screenplay Information
Based on the play All the Way Home by Tad Mosel (New York, 30 Nov 1960) and the novel All the Way Home by James Agee (New York, 1957).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Rufus Follet is a 7-year-old boy living in a small town in Tennessee in 1915. His chief delights are the hours he spends with his father, Jay, an easygoing man who takes the child to Chaplin movies, the neighborhood saloon, and their "special place" where they can watch trains go by. Although Rufus' pregnant mother, Mary, is often at odds with Jay because of his drinking and lack of interest in religion, their marriage is essentially a happy one. Following a visit to Rufus' elderly grandmother, Jay receives word from his brother Ralph that their father is seriously ill. Returning home from the old man's house, Jay is killed in an automobile accident. For little Rufus, it is the end of his world. Unable to comprehend the meaning of death, he breaks down after the funeral and races to the special place where he and his father shared so many hours. Mary follows, waits until the boy's emotions are spent, and then takes him in her arms. She tells him that the child she is carrying will always remind him of his father; holding hands, the two return home.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
Knoxville, Tennessee, opening: 17 Oct 1963
Production Company
Talent Associates--Paramount, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Location
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Screenplay Information
Based on the play All the Way Home by Tad Mosel (New York, 30 Nov 1960) and the novel All the Way Home by James Agee (New York, 1957).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Miscellaneous Notes

Voted One of the Year's Ten Best Films by the 1963 National Board of Review.

Released in United States December 25, 1963

Released in United States Fall October 17, 1963

Released in United States October 17, 1963

Shown at New York Film Festival September 14, 1963.

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Released in United States Fall October 17, 1963

Released in United States October 17, 1963

Released in United States December 25, 1963 (Knoxville, Tennessee)