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The Shepherd of the Hills (1928)

John wayne is a troubled young mountain man, but a stranger comes to help him in an unlikely way


(as Albert Rogell)


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Cast overview:
David Howitt, The Shepherd
Young Matt
Matthew Betz ...
Wash Gibbs
By Thunder
Joseph Bennett ...
Maurice Murphy ...
Little Pete
Jim Lane
Ena Gregory ...
Maggie (as Marian Douglas)
John Westwood ...
The Artist


David Howitt ( Alec B. Francis ), a stranger, comes among the mountain folk of the Missouri hills and, taken in by an Ozark family, becomes known as The Shepherd because of his gentle and kindly ways. Years earlier, his son betrayed a mountaineer's daughter, and The Shepherd hopes to atone for his error. When a continued drought threatens the people with starvation and ruin, they lose faith in the "miracle man" and mock him, though he begs them to keep the faith. The miraculous coming of the rains restores their faith, and the father of the betrayed girl relents in his thirst for vengeance when The Shepherd confesses his son's guilt. Written by Pamela Short

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1 January 1928 (USA)  »

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Le pâtre des collines  »

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Remade as The Shepherd of the Hills (1964) See more »

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