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The Southerner (1945)

 -  Drama  -  30 April 1945 (USA)
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The life of the poor Tucker family, that worked as cotton pluggers and decided to get their own ground, but nature is against them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Scott ...
Sam Tucker
Betty Field ...
Nona Tucker
J. Carrol Naish ...
Devers
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Granny Tucker
Percy Kilbride ...
Harmie
Charles Kemper ...
Tim
Blanche Yurka ...
Mama Tucker
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Finlay
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Lizzie
Paul Harvey ...
Ruston
Noreen Nash ...
Becky Devers
Jack Norworth ...
Dr. White
Nestor Paiva ...
Bartender
Paul E. Burns ...
Uncle Pete Tucker (as Paul Burns)
Jay Gilpin ...
Jot Tucker
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Sam Tucker, a cotton picker, in search of a better future for his family, decides to grow his own cotton crop. In the first year, the Tuckers battle disease, a flood, and a jealous neighbor. Can they make it as farmers? Written by George S. Davis

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30 April 1945 (USA)  »

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Hold Autumn in Your Heart  »

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Very good film..must see
24 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have a copy of this movie and have watched it several times. Most of my family has as well. My father has a speaking part in the movie. His name is Isadore J. Blanco and is the 17 year old that is featured while working out in the field. My father passed away On Veterans Day November 12, 1996. He was a wonderful human being and it's a joy to be able to see and hear him speak as a teenager.

Many of the younger generation do not know of the lives of these poor field working families. Many of the older children did not complete elementary school because working to put food on the table was much more important. Survival was what drove these families. Many young men later enlisted in the military to better their lives.


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