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The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)

A feud, the origins of which can barely be remembered, has been boiling for decades between two sheltered mountain families, the Tollivers and the Falins. With plans to build a railroad ... See full summary »

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Thurber
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Melissa Tolliver
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Buddie Tolliver
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Tater
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Corsey
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Sheriff
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Clayt Tolliver
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Ricca Allen ...
Tolliver family member
Fern Emmett ...
Lena Tolliver
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A feud, the origins of which can barely be remembered, has been boiling for decades between two sheltered mountain families, the Tollivers and the Falins. With plans to build a railroad through both families' land and mine coal deposits beneath it, enterprising outsider Jack Hale (Fred MacMurray) inadvertently becomes entangled in the region's politics. He soon captures the attention of the beautiful June Tolliver (Sylvia Sidney) and quickly becomes involved in a love triangle with her and her cousin Dave (Henry Fonda) Written by tonyman

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13 March 1936 (USA)  »

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La fille du bois maudit  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Nominated for an Oscar for Best Song - 'A Melody From the Sky' in 1937. See more »

Goofs

The mud on June Tolliver changes thickness and shape between shots. It also changes from wet to dry and then back to wet. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits (except for the Paramount logo) all appear as if they had been printed on tree barks. See more »


Soundtracks

Twilight on the Trail
Music by Louis Alter
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Sung by Fuzzy Knight, aided by Nigel Bruce (humming) and Fred MacMurray (whistling)
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25 January 2004 | by (Martinsburg, West Virginia,USA) – See all my reviews

It's a wonderful movie - good story - well written & well acted by a better than ordinary cast. Spanky Mac Farland was a jewel in his role & Fred MacMurry & Henry Fonda performed well. Buelha Bondi proved to be a surprisingly good (to me, at least), actress. She carried more than her share of the movie. The scenery, the filming of that beautiful area, the first movie, shot outside, in color, should have won an Oscar. I'm still disappointed that it didn't. if you haven't seen it - SEE IT!!!


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