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The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)

 -  Drama  -  15 October 1932 (USA)
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A tenant farmer's son is caught in the middle of owner-tenant disputes when he falls for the plantation owner's seductive daughter.

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Marvin Blake
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Betty Wright
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Madge
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Roland Neal
David Landau ...
Tom Blake
Berton Churchill ...
Norwood
Dorothy Peterson ...
Lilly Blake
Russell Simpson ...
Uncle Joe
Tully Marshall ...
Slick
Henry B. Walthall ...
Eph Clinton
Edmund Breese ...
Holmes Scott
John Marston ...
Russell Carter
Erville Alderson ...
Sock Fisher
William Le Maire ...
Jake Fisher (as William LeMaire)
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A Blind Negro
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Sharecropper's son Marvin tries to help his community overcome poverty and ignorance. While working in the general store he learns that the owner has been cheating his tenants. He is in love with owner's daughter, Madge, but sides with the tenants in his threat to expose the planters and their cheating. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Heart-racked by soul-stirring emotions...position and wealth beckoning...A seductive daughter of the rich madly yielding in his arms...The call of his people and childhood sweetheart ringing in his ears...Would you make the same decision as BARTHELMESS See more »

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15 October 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Hütte im Baumwollfeld  »

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Bette Davis said in an interview with Barbara Walters that "I'd like to kiss you but I just washed my hair" was her all-time favorite movie line. See more »

Quotes

Madge: Cigarette?
Marvin Blake: No Thanks.
Madge: Don't drink, don't smoke... you'll be a preacher yet, won't you Marvin, or something different...? But you'll have to get loose from them.
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Foreword In many parts of the South today, there exists an endless dispute between the rich land-owners, known as planters and the poor cotton pickers, known as tenants or 'peckerwoods'. The planters supply the tennants with the simple requirements of every day life and in return the tennants work the land year in and year out. A hundred volumes could be written on the rights and wrongs of both parties, but it is not the object of the producers of 'The Cabin in the Cotton' to take sides. We are only concerned with an effort to picturize these conditions. See more »

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Willie the Weeper
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Sung a cappella by Bette Davis at her party
Reprised by her when she seduces Marvin
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Musically Interesting
24 November 2002 | by (Springfield, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

With all the emphasis on Bette Davis in this film, it is easy to overlook the musical interest. I counted four different musical groups, each assigned to a different "class". There was the marching band at the funeral (black used at a poor white event), the jug band (white, at the poor white party), the jazz band (black, at the rich white party), and the blues singer. This is a surprisingly rich array of styles.

Interestingly, only the blues singer (Clarence Muse) is credited.


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