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Director:
Writers:
Harold Bell Wright (novel)
Grover Jones (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
18 July 1941 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Fury in the wild Ozarks! Hatred unleashed on the "Trail of the Lonsome Pine"!
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Mellow rural drama at Arkansas's Ozark Mountains See more (23 total) »

Cast

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John Wayne ... Young Matt
Betty Field ... Sammy Lane

Harry Carey ... Daniel Howitt

Beulah Bondi ... Aunt Mollie
James Barton ... Old Matt
Samuel S. Hinds ... Andy Beeler
Marjorie Main ... Granny Becky

Ward Bond ... Wash Gibbs

Marc Lawrence ... Pete

John Qualen ... Coot Royal
Fuzzy Knight ... Mr. Palestrom
Tom Fadden ... Jim Lane
Olin Howland ... Corky

Dorothy Adams ... Elvy
Virita Campbell ... Baby
Fern Emmett ... Mrs. Palestrom
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
C.E. Anderson ... Hillbilly (uncredited)
Hank Bell ... Man with Mustache (uncredited)

Henry Brandon ... Bald Knobber (uncredited)
Jim Corey ... Bald Knobber (uncredited)
William Haade ... Bald Knobber (uncredited)
John Harmon ... Charles the Deputy (uncredited)
Selmer Jackson ... Doctor (uncredited)
Carl Knowles ... Revenuer (uncredited)
Bob Kortman ... Bald Knobber (uncredited)

Charles Middleton ... Blacksmith (uncredited)
Robert Shayne ... Undetermined Minor Role (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Henry Hathaway 
 
Writing credits
Harold Bell Wright (novel)

Grover Jones (screenplay) and
Stuart Anthony (screenplay)

Produced by
Jack Moss .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gerard Carbonara 
 
Cinematography by
W. Howard Greene (director of photography)
Charles Lang (director of photography) (as Charles Lang Jr.)
 
Film Editing by
Ellsworth Hoagland 
 
Art Direction by
Roland Anderson 
Hans Dreier 
 
Art Department
Henri Jaffa .... for the Technicolor company: associate color art director
Natalie Kalmus .... for the Technicolor company: color art director
 
Sound Department
John Cope .... sound recordist
Harold Lewis .... sound recordist
 
Music Department
Charles Bradshaw .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
98 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2005) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #6693)

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Trivia:
John Wayne's first film in Technicolor.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): With both shootings later in the film there is absolutely no trace of blood. This is particularly surprising in the first case which is at point-blank range.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.See more »
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Soundtrack:
WiegenliedSee more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Mellow rural drama at Arkansas's Ozark Mountains, 4 September 2002
Author: cartosan from spain, europe

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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