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A family living on a farm in Maine takes in a young woman to stay with them, not knowing that the woman is not quite what she seems and has a secret in her past that she hasn't told them about.

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Constable Seth Holcomb
Edward Trevor ...
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Russell Simpson ...
Squire Amasa Bartlett
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Mrs. Louisa Bartlett
Astrid Allwyn ...
Kate
Sara Haden ...
Cordelia Peabody
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Amos
Al Lydell ...
Hank Woolwine
Harry C. Bradley ...
Mr. Peabody
Phil La Toska ...
Abner
Clem Bevans ...
Doc Wiggin
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A family living on a farm in Maine takes in a young woman to stay with them, not knowing that the woman is not quite what she seems and has a secret in her past that she hasn't told them about.

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25 October 1935 (USA)  »

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A través de la tormenta  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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The 30 Year Old Henry Fonda
14 October 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

One of the things that struck audiences about the fresh faced Henry Fonda in the first years of his acting career was the fact that his persona, rather than his acting, represented the spirit of America. In films like this one, you don't go away thinking what a great actor Henry Fonda was, but you do feel that he embodied how Americans saw themselves at that time. It's almost as though nature had imposed itself upon him and made Henry Fonda the victim of hero worship. I personally don't think that he brought anything to this film except a fresh face. He was noticed by John Ford who also saw in him the face of America, and exploited it in subsequent productions.


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