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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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A landmark Technicolor film that is still effective. See more (14 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
Robert Barrat ... Buck Falin

George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Buddie Tolliver
Fuzzy Knight ... Tater
Otto Fries ... Corsey
Samuel S. Hinds ... Sheriff
Alan Baxter ... Clay 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
Bill McCormick ... Falin Clan Member
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)

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Trivia:
Paramount's first Technicolor feature and the first feature to be shot in Three-Strip Technicolor outside of a studio environment (on location).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 »
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Soundtrack:
A Melody from the SkySee more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A landmark Technicolor film that is still effective., 10 May 2009
Author: cclanetemp from United States

THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE (1936) is a landmark color film of considerable dramatic power that has been neglected in Hollywood history. It was the second full-length feature to be produced in the newly-developed 3 strip Technicolor process. The first Technicolor feature, BECKY SHARP, had opened the previous year (1935) but did not find audience favor. There is strong evidence to suggest that THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE was the film that really popularized color.

Aside from the superb color photography, the film has much to recommend it. There are very strong performances, particularly that of Sylvia Sidney as the backwoods mountain girl - a very convincing portrayal. She is supported by two handsome newcomers, Henry Fonda and Fred MacMurray, plus veterans such as Fred Stone, Beulah Bondi, and Spanky MacFarland. The story line is very compelling and there is the strong direction of Henry Hathaway (LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER, KISS OF DEATH, TRUE GRIT). In its original release, audiences reportedly burst into applause while viewing some of the color scenes. The film was a box office smash for Paramount, playing to packed houses in both large and small towns. (This is well documented.) It remains compelling entertainment today. The high-quality color photography was very much in evidence in the VHS tape that MCA released in the Nineties. It is to be hoped that the same high quality will be seen in the projected 2009 DVD release of this beloved film.

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