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Romance of the Limberlost (1938)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 16 June 1938 (USA)
One little correction -- the Limberlost is in Indiana, rather than in the south.

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Laurie
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Wayne
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Nora
Edward Pawley ...
Corson
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Mrs. Parker
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Sarah
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Nathan
Hollis Jewell ...
Chris
Guy Usher ...
Judge
Jean O'Neill ...
Ruth
Budd Buster ...
Fair Barker
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Jones
Jack Kennedy ...
Abner
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An orphaned girl is being raised in the Limberlost (timbered swamp in the American south)by her aunt, who hates her because the girl's mother married the man that the aunt loved. The girl's existence is close to being servitude bondage, and her only companions are the birds and the animals of the forest. She meets and falls in love with a young man whose ambition is to be a lawyer. But her aunt is arranging for her to be married to the wealthiest man in the Limberlost, a drunken, coarse bully. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Dulce evocación  »

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This film received its first telecast Friday 12 December 1941 on New York City's pioneer commercial television station WNBT (Channel 1). On the East Coast, Post-WWII television viewers got their first look at it Friday 28 May 1948 on WATV (Channel 13) and Thursday 12 August 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2); on the West Coast it was first shown in Los Angeles, 7 August 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Romance of the Limberlost 1938
24 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Romance of the Limberlost", according to an article in a magazine review of very old Hollywood forgotten films was said to be "a lost film". I searched among my old 30's films for about 20 minutes and was surprised to find it. I thought I had it but I hadn't seen it for many years.

Romance is a campestral tale that takes place in "The Limberlost" a swamp-like area in 1905.However, one never sees anything that even suggest a swamp.It is rather a rural setting, where Jean Parker(Laurie) is an innocent young girl who would rather commune with nature and her friends than work for her aunt,(in what is apparently a white slavery nightmare.)Marjorie Main plays the evil aunt who blackmails her niece with scandalous lies.

There is a murder that brings a young boy to trial, his only friend and advocate is Jean Parker who entreats the help of a young lawyer (Eric Linden).

This is not your average 1930's story and certainly nothing that one sees today.For that reason it is refreshing, and in its innocence concerning youth and wildlife-it is beautiful and extremely rare.


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