Synopsis by Hal Erickson
There's a curious, unsettling "feel" to MGM's The Vintage, perhaps because of its curiously selected cast. Mel Ferrer and John Kerr play a couple of Italian brothers, Giancarlo and Ernesto Barandero, who escape to France after Ernesto kills a man. Attaining jobs in a vineyard run by Louis Morel (played by the decidedly non-Gallic Leif Erickson), the Barandero brothers fall in love with two local lasses: Leonne (Michele Morgan), Monel's young wife, and Lucienne (top-billed Pier Angeli), Leonne's kid sister. Emotions simmer into a boil before the predictably violent climax. The Vintage was adapted from an Ursula Kier novel by Michael Blankfort, a blacklistee compelled to work in Europe during the late 1950s.
law, love, on-the-run