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Romance of the Redwoods (1939)

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June Martin is a dishwasher in a California logging camp boarding house. Steve Blake fights Jed Malone for her and loses, thus casting suspicion on himself when Malone dies under cloudy circumstances.

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Cast

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Steve Blake
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June Martin
Al Bridge ...
Boss Whittaker (as Alan Bridge)
Gordon Oliver ...
Jed Malone
Ann Shoemaker ...
Mother Manning
Lloyd Hughes ...
Eddie Carter
Pat O'Malley ...
Yerkes
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Joe
Earl Gunn ...
Socko
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Forbes
Erville Alderson ...
Jackson
Lee Prather ...
Judge Hanley
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Veteran logger Steve Blake helps city-bred Jed Malone obtain a job with the logging crew of Boss Whittaker. Jed falls in love with June Martin, the pretty dishwasher at the boardinghouse ran by Mother Manning. Steve is also in love with her, but pretends not to notice. Steve and Jed, employed on the same cutting machine, become good friends and Jed saves Steve from injury one day when the defective machine fails. Jed asks June to marry him and she agrees. Before the wedding, the saw fails again and Jed is killed. Steve hammers the machine to bits in a rage and, after breaking the news to June, flays Whittaker for not replacing the defective saw. To cover up his own negligence, Whittaker accuses Steve of killing Jed out of jealousy and then smashing the saw in an effort to cover up the crime. Steve is jailed for murder. June testifies on his behalf and the conscientious Judge Hanley aids in freeing Steve. The townspeople and loggers still believe him guilty and make him feel like an ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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woods | trapped | rescue | outcast | negligence | See more »

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DRAMA LASHING WITH THE FURY OF FORESTS AFLAME! (original poster-all caps) See more »


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30 March 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La tragédie de la forêt rouge  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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