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The Southerner (1945)

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 ...
Betty Field ...
Nona Tucker
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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
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Bartender
Paul E. Burns ...
Uncle Pete Tucker (as Paul Burns)
Jay Gilpin ...
Jot Tucker
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Hold Autumn in Your Heart  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Based on the novel "Hold Autumn in your Hand", by George Sessions Perry, which won the first National Book Award in 1941. See more »

Quotes

Sam Tucker: Every time I get plumb wore out, I think about you and Jotty and Daisy, and I ain't quite so tired anymore.
Nona Tucker: Aw Sam... I just never could get along without you.
Sam Tucker: Me too, honey. I couldn't live without you.
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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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