Sexuality spills onto the screen with the ultimate representation of lush, lurid Technicolor, in Douglas Sirk's masterly exaggerated melodrama, with an endless list of sexual themes. The movie is hardly the polished soap-opera it's made out to be, because under the inch-thick layer of gloss and pulp perversity of the whole affair, there's an intrigiung story of family rivalrey. The movie also boasts a great cast, with a great mix of stars, which include Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, and Dorthey Malone, with Stack and Malone literally stealing the show as troubled siblings. The movie reminded me of [another movie], which was really B-movie material molded into a masterpiece by a genius filmmaker, which could also be said for this movie...he certainly constructs an excellent drama. "Written on the Wind" is one of the most sexually-charged, wickedly witty, and most exquisitely elaborate movies ever to be put on film, soaked in glorious shades of plush coloring. It will leave an indelible mark, so if you find an urge to wallow in a good romance, step into this vat of sexuality, immorality, and irony. Majestic!