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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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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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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. 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 »

Quotes

Melissa Tolliver: I was born old...
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Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in Glorious Technicolor (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

A Melody from the Sky
Music by Louis Alter
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Sung by Fuzzy Knight, with Henry Fonda (whistling)
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Sidney and Fred reunited in a 1980's sitcom
24 August 2015 | by (ny,ny) – See all my reviews

Only yesterday i was watching an old sitcom "My 3 Sons' starring Fred. I noticed that the teacher's role was played by Sidney...and right away I made the connection to this film, when my big sister took me to the movies. It was my first viewing of a Technicolor movie and as a kid I was anxious to see "Spanky". It was too grown up for me at 8 years old to absorb the story line. I was more taken with the color, Spanky and the song they kept playing throughout. I liked the song and recall, the theater showed a Popeye comedy which was in color also, and the hit song that was played in it was "Did You ever see a Dream Walking, well I did"...I also noticed that my sister and her boyfriend were smooching on sneaks...LOL


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