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The Great Meadow (1931)

Berk leaves Diony and their baby to hunt down his mother's murderer and is believed to be dead. Evan provides for them & marries Diony. Berk returns and challenges Evan to a fight but Diony will not be fought over "as if I'm not human".

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Berk Jarvis (as John Mack Brown)
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Diony Hall
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Elvira Jarvis
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Betty Hall
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Evan Muir
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Rubin Hall (as Guinn Williams)
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Thomas Hall
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Sally Tolliver
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In a little Virginia village in 1777, Daniel Boone comes and talks about Kentucky. He describes it as the promised land, with ample game and lush fields. Due to this speech, a group of villagers, including Berk and his new wife Diony, decide to trek the 500 miles to Kentucky. However, the dream soon fades to reality as they endure Indians, hunger, death and bad weather. After six months they finally stagger into the fort. Most of the settlers build homes and plant fields outside the fort, and the Indians, led by Black Fox, are out to kill them. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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24 January 1931 (USA)  »

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This film received its first telecasts in Chicago Friday 5 July 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), followed by its first (and probably only) telecast in New York City Monday 12 August 1957 on the Late, Late Show on WCBS (Channel 2), followed by Ogden, Utah Tuesday 8 October 1957 on KTVT (Channel 4), and, eventually on the West Coast on KSBW (Salinas/Monterey) (Channel 8). There is no reliable documentation that it was ever televised in Philadelphia, Los Angeles or San Francisco. It's infrequent television showings at that time were limited because of its age and obscurity to the less predominant markets. Today, it's occasionally dusted off by Turner Classic Movies. See more »

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As the settlers depart on their voyage, their friends & family sing "Auld Lang Syne" to them. This scene takes place in 1777 and "Auld Lang Syne" wasn't written until 1788. See more »

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realistic portrayal
20 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One doesn't watch this movie for it's somewhat uninspired acting, especially by Johnny Mack Brown, who no matter what film he was in only seemed to have one acting style. However, the realistic portrayal of the hardships faced by early settlers in the 18th century is the real reason to view this film. Those problems included weather, terrain, American Indians, and internal disagreements.

The only two failures of this verisimilitude are Eleanor Boardman's pristine complexion throughout the movie and the hero's decision to leave his family and the other settlers and single-handedly take revenge on the leader of the Indian tribe that had been attacking the fort and surrounding settlements.


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