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The Shepherd of the Hills
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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:
John Wayne plays young Matt Matthews not Masters. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
A film of great beauty and great, understated acting! 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:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cinema Paradiso (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
There's a Happy Hunting GroundSee more »

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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A film of great beauty and great, understated acting!, 10 August 2001
Author: countryway_48864 from United States

A marvelous, if little known, early John Wayne film. There are so many wonderful moments in this film that I can only list a few: Harry Carey splendid as the mysterious man who comes to the Ozarks to purchase a piece of dirt land and settle down, and ends up purchasing Moanin' Meadow. A gorgeous, seamless, seemingly effortless piece of acting.

Betty Field, always in bare feet saying that she nearly stepped in a cloud and reveling in the mud between her bare toes.

Marc Lawrence trying to catch dust motes in a sunbeam coming through a dirty windowpane.

Beulah Bondi making a circle of candles and lamp oil!!

Marjorie Main seeing for the first time in her life.

And John Wayne moving from bewildered and embittered young man with a curse on him, to a man in love who can't express his feeling because of the curse, and finally coming to terms with his real, inner self for the first time in his life.

Anyone who thinks John Wayne could not act, should see The Shepherd of the Hills. He is not only beautiful to look at, but he brings charm, power and sympathy to a very difficult role.

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