The Stars Go with the Flow at Two Lavish Benefit Premieres for the River
updated 11/26/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 11/26/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST
Scott Glenn, 42, the only star from the film to appear at the Hollywood bash, was accompanied by-his wife, Carol, and daughters Dakota, 13, and Rio, 11. Ritter praised Glenn's onscreen power—"I thought they'd need to hose down certain women in the audience"—but Ursula Andress cast her vote for co-star Mel Gibson ("I adore him") as the movie's hunk.
Bette Midler wasn't choosing favorites but raved about the roles the new farm films—Places in the Heart, Country and The River—have offered women. Places star Sally Field lamented, "I'm just sorry the movies are all out at once and are being compared." What about the inevitable comparisons of her performance with Spacek's? "Sissy never fails to make me cry," said Sally. "She's so good I forget to even be jealous."