It was such a long time since I had read Carson Mc Cullers; "The Heart is a lonely Hunter", and I therefore thought I would look at this movie from 1968. I was not disappointed. The actors are eminent and the feeling for the story so touching. Both Alan Arkin and Sondra Locke are ideal as the main characters here. Mentioned must also be the children, which to me acted absolutely as children would in such a time. Living in Scandinavia, it is not easy to know how life would have been in a sleepy Southern town in USA at that time, but to me it felt absolutely true and honest.Actually, all the actors are good, and I would like to recommend this movie to anyone interested in our recent past.