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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:
A mysterious stranger arrives in the Missouri hills and befriends a young backwoods girl. Much to the dislike of her moonshiner fiancé who has vowed to find and kill his own father. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Perhaps Hathaway's Best! See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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

Harry Carey ... Daniel Howitt

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

Ward Bond ... Wash Gibbs

Marc Lawrence ... Pete Matthews

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)
Ann Kunde ... Mrs. Carmody - Townswoman (uncredited)

Charles Middleton ... Blacksmith (uncredited)
Glen Walters ... Townswoman (uncredited)

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)
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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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cinema Paradiso (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
WiegenliedSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Perhaps Hathaway's Best!, 7 July 2007
Author: MCL1150 from United States

I just caught this little gem on AMC. I missed the opening credits so I had no idea who directed it. As the film progressed, I was like "This has GOT to be a John Ford film." After all, it features John Wayne, Harry Carey, Ward Bond and lots of wonderful Ford like shots. A wonderfully photographed and directed film. It even has Marjorie Main in a character role that's a total departure from her normal, boisterous parts we all know and expect from this great actress. Then I looked it up here at the IMDb and saw that it was Henry Hathaway's film. I never thought of Hathaway as a bad director by any means, but wow! This simply has the look of a well crafted classic beginning to end. Highly recommended.

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