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Director:
Writers:
Ethel Hill (screen play) and
John Howard Lawson (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
27 April 1935 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
When the daughter of the town's leading citizen and a local dairyman have a romance,and the man makes a sudden-and-unexplained trip out of town... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Interesting period piece See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jean Arthur ... Marge Oliver

Victor Jory ... Matthew Putnam
Helen Lowell ... Nettie Putnam
Robert Allen ... Roy Daniels

Charley Grapewin ... Will Oliver (as Charles Grapewin)
Clara Blandick ... Mathilda Sherman
Geneva Mitchell ... Irene Sherman
Maude Eburne ... Clara West
Matt McHugh ... Bert West
Oscar Apfel ... Thomas Sherman
Robert Middlemass ... Judge Stephenson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maidena Armstrong ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Jessie Arnold ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Herbert Ashley ... Townsman at Meeting (uncredited)
Dorothy Bay ... Rebecca (uncredited)
Dolly Bevins ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Sammy Blum ... Townsman (uncredited)
Edward W. Borman ... Townsman (uncredited)

Walter Brennan ... Paul - Railroad Telegrapher (uncredited)
Earle D. Bunn ... Tracey (uncredited)
Louise Carter ... Grandma Kern (uncredited)
Harvey Clark ... Banker Croft (uncredited)
Charles Cowen ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Dill ... Poker Quartet Member (uncredited)
Oliver Eckhardt ... Townsman (uncredited)
Sam Finn ... Townsman (uncredited)
Adda Gleason ... Townswoman (uncredited)
James Guilfoyle ... Waiter (uncredited)
Ben Hall ... Boy on Bench - Telegraph Office (uncredited)
Lillian Harmer ... Deborah (uncredited)
Grace Hayle ... Eleanor (uncredited)
Alfred P. James ... Barber (uncredited)
Si Jenks ... Poker Quartet Member (uncredited)
Sheldon Jett ... Townsman (uncredited)
James B. 'Pop' Kenton ... Lem Davis (uncredited)
Robert P. Kerr ... Poker Quartet Member (uncredited)
Nat Laffingwell ... Townsman (uncredited)
June LaVere ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Edward LeSaint ... Mason (uncredited)
Stella LeSaint ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Joe Smith Marba ... Joe (uncredited)
William McCall ... Townsman (uncredited)
Nelson McDowell ... Townsman at Meeting (uncredited)
Lafe McKee ... Townsman in Pool Hall (uncredited)
George C. Pearce ... Country Doctor (uncredited)
Vester Pegg ... Poker Quartet Member (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Charlie - Rotary Club Member (uncredited)
Lon Poff ... Townsman (uncredited)
Blanche Rose ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Dorothy Shearer ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Jerome Storm ... Waiter (uncredited)
Leo Sulky ... Townsman at Meeting (uncredited)
Emerson Treacy ... Martin (uncredited)
Guy Usher ... Johnson (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Kathrin Clare Ward ... Nan Martin (uncredited)
Sofia Wormser ... Townswoman (uncredited)
George Yeoman ... Townsman (uncredited)

Directed by
Erle C. Kenton 
 
Writing credits
Ethel Hill (screen play) and
John Howard Lawson (screen play)

Bruce Manning (from the novel by)

Cinematography by
Allen G. Siegler (photography) (as Allen Siegler)
 
Film Editing by
Viola Lawrence (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Goosson (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles C. Coleman .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Stanley Dunn .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
William Hamilton .... assistant sound engineer (uncredited)
Glenn Rominger .... sound engineer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Blaisdell .... grip (uncredited)
Homer Plannette .... set lighting foreman (uncredited)
Dave Ragin .... camera operator (uncredited)
Victor Scheurich .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Harry Cohn .... president: Columbia Pictures Corporation
Evelyn Fontaine .... stand-in: Jean Arthur (uncredited)
Robert North .... supervisor (uncredited)
Jack Rea .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
69 min (TCM print)
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #743) (original rating) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Some reviews credited Charles Middleton with the role of "Johnson," but that part was played by Guy Usher.See more »
Soundtrack:
The Train's a-Comin' (Goodbye My Lover, Goodbye)See more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Interesting period piece, 23 January 2007
Author: celebes from United States

Enjoyable yarn that takes its inspiration from the party line, a concept that may be unfamiliar to many people today. In rural areas, many telephone subscribers would share the same telephone number. I actually had a party line in rural new Jersey as recently as the 1970's! Different households had different rings to distinguish one from another. However, nosy neighbors could listen in to each other's conversations, just like when a member of your family picks up the upstairs extension. As a result, gossip and news traveled fast in small town America back in the early part of the twentieth century. The plot revolves around an certain overheard conversation that leads to an ugly rumor. (Misstated, by the way in the review by Eva, who captures the gist of things in a review with many factual errors)

This movie features many of the great character actors of the thirties and is led by by the always-wonderful Jean Arthur. It has the fast pace typical of the movies of the period. A very well made time capsule of rural America between the wars. Worth a look.

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