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Director:
Writers:
W.L. River (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 April 1942 (Portugal) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The unforgettable story of the woman behind the men who built an empire. See more »
Plot:
A 100-year-old pioneer woman tells her story in flashbacks. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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NewsDesk:
Dan Callahan's "Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman"
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"Spring never comes again...perhaps in the Indian Summer, we'll meet once more." See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Barbara Stanwyck ... Hannah Sempler Hoyt

Joel McCrea ... Ethan Hoyt

Brian Donlevy ... Steely Edwards
K.T. Stevens ... Girl Biographer (as Katharine Stevens)
Thurston Hall ... Mr. Sempler
Lloyd Corrigan ... Mr. Cadwallader
Etta McDaniel ... Delilah
Frank M. Thomas ... Frisbee
William B. Davidson ... Sen. Knobs
Lillian Yarbo ... Mandy
Helen Lynd ... Bettina
Mary Treen ... Persis
Lucien Littlefield ... City Editor
John Hamilton ... Sen. Grant
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Pogey
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irving Bacon ... Parson (uncredited)
Hank Bell ... Man #1, Hoyt City (uncredited)
Monte Blue ... Man #2, Hoyt City (uncredited)
Horace B. Carpenter ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)
George Chandler ... Forbes (uncredited)
David Clyde ... Bartender (uncredited)
Tex Cooper ... Wagon Train Man (uncredited)
Fern Emmett ... City Editor's Secretary (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Politician on Dais (uncredited)
G.P. Huntley ... Quentin (uncredited)

George Irving ... Dr. Adams (uncredited)

Charles Lane ... Pierce (uncredited)
Larry Lawson ... Man #3, Hoyt City (uncredited)
Buck Mack ... Bartender (uncredited)
Lee Moore ... Gambler (uncredited)
Ottola Nesmith ... Mrs. Frisbee (uncredited)

Anna Q. Nilsson ... Paula Wales (uncredited)
Damian O'Flynn ... Burns (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Officer Murphy (uncredited)
Milton Parsons ... Foreman (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Miner (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Chairman (uncredited)
Eleanor Stewart ... Miss Frisbee (uncredited)
Theodore von Eltz ... Hank Allen (uncredited)
Charles Williams ... Assayer (uncredited)
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Directed by
William A. Wellman 
 
Writing credits
W.L. River (screenplay)

Adela Rogers St. Johns (original story) &
Seena Owen (original story)

Viña Delmar (short story)

Clements Ripley  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
William A. Wellman .... producer
Buddy G. DeSylva .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Victor Young 
 
Cinematography by
William C. Mellor 
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Scott 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
A. Earl Hedrick  (as Earl Hedrick)
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Robert Ewing .... makeup artist
Wally Westmore .... makeup artist
Charles Gemora .... special makeup (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph C. Youngerman .... assistant director (as Joseph Youngerman)
Clem Jones .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jack Colconda .... props (uncredited)
Bertram C. Granger .... interior decorator (uncredited)
Joe Keller .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry D. Mills .... sound recordist
Walter Oberst .... sound recordist
George Ziegler .... mike grip (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Don English .... still photographer (uncredited)
Roy Roberts .... gaffer (uncredited)
Darrell Turnmire .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Teet Carle .... publicist (uncredited)
Herbert Coleman .... script clerk (uncredited)
Sidney Street .... business manager (uncredited)
Waldo Twitchell .... historical researcher (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Hannah's age at the end of the film has been variously reported as 107 and 109.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the Hoyts stand at the sight of their future city, they're at the foot of a hill, but moments later they're on top of a hill.See more »
Quotes:
Hannah Sempler:Men were different in those days. Men like Ethan. A drink in one hand and luck in the other.See more »
Soundtrack:
Unfinished SymphonySee more »

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2 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
"Spring never comes again...perhaps in the Indian Summer, we'll meet once more.", 19 September 2009
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Fake history, played for bathos. On Founders Day in the thriving metropolis of Hoyt City, eager-beaver reporters swarm the home of a 109-year old woman, reputedly once married to founding father Ethan Hoyt; she's surely got a tall tale to tell, beginning when she was just a teenager in 1848 Philadelphia. Barbara Stanwyck begs, borrows, and barters to finance the future of idealistic husband Joel McCrea, who owns a great stretch of land with nothing on it but a shack. The narrative skitters over such crucial story-elements as railroad access, livestock, a water supply, financial aid--all for the sake of marital melodrama. Brian Donlevy, as a shady gambler who has immediate eyes for Stanwyck, does what he can with a character conceived as an afterthought (he plugs up the holes left behind by a screenplay spanning many years' time); Stanwyck and McCrea fare a bit better, though this story is seldom credible, and is often downright loopy. Production is handsome enough, and the intentions behind the film are apparently heartfelt, but there isn't a surprise in its entire 91 minutes. ** from ****

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