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Director:
Writers:
Grover Jones (screen play)
John Fox Jr. (based on the novel by)
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Release Date:
13 March 1936 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A feud, the origins of which can barely be remembered, has been boiling for decades between two sheltered mountain families... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
My favourite film: Way Out West
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 28 November 2011, 3:51 AM, PST)

DVD Playhouse--July 2009
 (From The Hollywood Interview. 14 July 2009, 12:00 PM, PDT)

'Lonesome Pine' On DVD
 (From New York Post. 13 July 2009, 11:43 AM, PDT)

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Well-balanced and beautiful technicolor story of a feud in them thar hills See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Sylvia Sidney ... June Tolliver

Fred MacMurray ... Jack Hale

Henry Fonda ... Dave Tolliver
Fred Stone ... Judd Tolliver

Nigel Bruce ... Thurber

Beulah Bondi ... Melissa Tolliver
Robert Barrat ... Buck Falin

George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Buddie Tolliver
Fuzzy Knight ... Tater
Otto Fries ... Corsey
Samuel S. Hinds ... Sheriff
Alan Baxter ... Clayt Tolliver
Margaret Armstrong ... Tolliver family member
Ricca Allen ... Tolliver family member
Fern Emmett ... Lena Tolliver
Richard Carle ... Ezra Tolliver

Henry Brandon ... Wade Falin
Jess Barker ... Merd Falin (as Philip Barker)
Bob Kortman ... Gorley Falin
Charlotte Wynters ... Katherine Hale
Frank Rice ... Zeke
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irving Bacon ... Mailman
John Beck ... Tolliver Clan Member
Hank Bell ... Tolliver Clan Member
Clara Blandick ... Landlady
James Burke ... Leader
Fred Burns ... Tolliver Clan Member
Powell Clayton ... Dave at age 5
Jim Corey ... Falin Clan Member
Jack Curtis ... Store Clerk
Lowell Drew ... Bartender
George Ernest ... Dave at age 10
Betty Farrington ... Louisville Teacher
Bud Geary ... Tolliver Clan Member
John Larkin ... Ebony
Edward LeSaint ... Tolliver Clan Member
Merrill McCormick ... Falin Clan Member (as Bill McCormick)
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... Preacher

Charles Middleton ... Blacksmith
Lee Phelps ... Taylor
Russ Powell ... Storekeeper
Tuffy ... The Dog
Hilda Vaughn ... Gaptown Teacher
Jim Welch ... Tolliver Clan Member
Norman Willis ... Old Dave (in prologue)
Charlene Arnold ... (uncredited)
Martin Beaumon ... Lumberjack (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Hathaway 
 
Writing credits
Grover Jones (screen play)

John Fox Jr. (based on the novel by)

Harvey F. Thew (adaptation) (as Harvey Thew) and
Horace McCoy (adaptation)

Produced by
Walter Wanger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gerard Carbonara (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Robert C. Bruce 
W. Howard Greene (technicolor photography) (as Howard Greene)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Bischoff 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Helen Taylor 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Talmadge .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Alexander Toluboff .... settings designer
 
Sound Department
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound
 
Stunts
Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Geary .... stunts (uncredited)
Otto Metzetti .... stunts (uncredited)
Victor Metzetti .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Talmadge .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Boris Morros .... musical director
 
Other crew
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
Martin Beaumon .... animal handler (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
102 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Nominated for an Oscar for Best Song - 'A Melody From the Sky' in 1937.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Glorious Technicolor (1998) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Twilight on the TrailSee more »

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Well-balanced and beautiful technicolor story of a feud in them thar hills, 1 August 2015
Author: msroz from United States

"The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" (1936) is a relatively unknown Hollywood classic. Technicolor always has been a unique color film process, and this film again shows how magnificent a technicolor film could look. No matter what the story is, a technicolor movie makes an emotional impact on the basis of its color alone. It's as if we are drawn into the screen, even though the colors are by no means how we actually see colors. This particular DVD gets rave reviews for its color. Sound quality is also excellent. The subtitles have only a few small mistakes, hard to catch but easy to correct. I personally do not like 3 short lines of subtitles. I rearranged them myself so that none is more than 2 lines.

This story is well-balanced in the sense of being an effort by the entire cast. Some have larger roles than others, but all have significant parts and all fill out their characters very, very well indeed. I suppose credit has to go too to director Henry Hathaway for achieving this result.

The script is literate, showing another aspect of balance, which is the balance between emotion, rationality and moral standards. Although two sides are feuding, they do so in a restrained way that limits their private war. This is not all-out war intended to obliterate the opponent by any means. These standards are critical in several parts of the story, and when they are breached the resulting pangs of conscience, guilt and expected ostracism for inhumanity are what help lead to a reconciliation.

The story is a tearjerker for sure in the best sense, but mainly it conveys a number of hopeful messages about our human potential combined with its messages about our failings and the resulting tragedies.

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