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Here is a recommend, an early Robert Duvall film called Tomorrow. It is based on a story by William Faulkner which was later developed into a play by Horton Foote that Duvall starred in prior to the film. Foote also wrote the screenplay.
The film is bookended with a court trial of a man who killed the young man who ran off with his daughter. Flashbacks show that one of the jurors, played by Duvall, has a related story. He was a farmer who happens upon a pregnant woman (Olga Bellin) with a sad tale.
I really liked how the film really takes the time to develop the two main characters. At first I thought the courtroom scene in the beginning was odd. Yet the film didn't feel aimless while developing the two characters but showing us the story, so that by the end you know what the court scene meant for Duvall's character.
I also liked the performance of the actress who played the midwife, Sudie Bond. Her actions seemed realistic to her character and she was savvy enough to determine the pregnant woman's frame of mind and not just her physical health. It felt like it was something the midwife was used to seeing in women of those times.