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The Shepherd of the Hills (1941)

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Betty Field ...
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James Barton ...
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Andy Beeler
Marjorie Main ...
Granny Becky
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Wash Gibbs
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Pete Matthews
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Coot Royal
Fuzzy Knight ...
Mr. Palestrom
Tom Fadden ...
Jim Lane
Olin Howland ...
Corky
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Elvy
Virita Campbell ...
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Storyline

Young Matt Masters, an Ozark Mountains moonshiner, hates the father he has never seen, who apparently deserted Matt's mother and left her to die. His obsession contributes to the hatred rampant in the mountains. However, the arrival of a stranger, Daniel Howitt, begins to positively affect the mountain people, who learn to shed their hatred under his gentle influence. Still, Matt does not quite trust Howitt..... Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Fury in the wild Ozarks! Hatred unleashed on the "Trail of the Lonsome Pine"!


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18 July 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El pastor de las colinas  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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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

When Old Mat goes into the house at Moaning Meadow and opens the window there are papers (probably sheet music) on the piano. When the camera angle changes the papers are gone. See more »

Quotes

Young Matt: The bigger the man, the deeper the imprint. And when he's in love, he suffers knowing it's a dead end.
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Connections

Remade as The Shepherd of the Hills (1964) See more »

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Wiegenlied
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Music by Johannes Brahms
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Mellow rural drama at Arkansas's Ozark Mountains
4 September 2002 | by (spain, europe) – See all my reviews

Rural drama quite mellow, but well done, helped by a good casting. Betty Field at maybe her best performance at movies pictures; John Wayne at his first film in color after the grandiose The Stagecoach; Harry Carey in the Priest; Beulah Bondi at one of her characteristic works playing an embittered woman; the very used by master John Ford, War Bond. And, last but not least, an splendid photography in wonderful Technicolor. I though it was a western and I find instead a strange community making whisky clandestinely at Ozark Mountains Region, Arkansas,who remind me some people I meet in a trip to North of England, near Kyle of Lochals, very reluctant to contact with foreigns. I like the 80% of the film, that was made with conviction, professionalism and care by excellent craftsman Henry Hathaway. It is is a bite too much melodramatic and out of date, but interesting. I give it an seven.


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