Sam Tucker, a cotton picker, in search of a better future for his family, decides to grow his own cotton crop. In the first year, the Tuckers battle disease, a flood, and a jealous neighbor.
Based on the novel "Hold Autumn in Your Hand" by George Sessions Perry.
Nominated to 3 Oscar in 1946: Best Director (Jean Renoir), Best Sound, Recording (Jack Whitney), and, Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Werner Janssen).
Winner of 2 NBR Award in 1945: Best Director (Jean Renoir), and, Top Ten Films
Winner of 1 Internacional Critics Award in the Venice Film Festival in 1946: Best Feature Film