sometimes the academy gets it right. burl ives’s supporting performance won an academy, and deservedly so. as good as gregory peck was, ives was even better and he was a clear standout for the supporting actor category. they also did well in nominating the score for an academy as it was quite enjoyable. aside from peck, ives and the score the film was pretty damn good too. of the films that were nominated that i’ve seen (only two of the five), this is the best and it wasn’t even nominated. gigi won that year. huh? interesting dynamic with peck’s fiance and her father. another solid william wyler film. sarris was wrong about this guy.