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Roseanna McCoy (1949)

The saga of the Hatfield-and-McCoy feud is romanticized in Samuel Goldwyn's Roseanna McCoy. Newcomer Joan Evans stars as the title character, whose elopement with Johnse Hatfield serves to ... See full summary »

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Mounts Hatfield
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Allifair McCoy
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Sarie McCoy
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Phamer McCoy
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Thad Wilkins
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Bess McCoy
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Levisa Hatfield
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Abel Hatfield
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The saga of the Hatfield-and-McCoy feud is romanticized in Samuel Goldwyn's Roseanna McCoy. Newcomer Joan Evans stars as the title character, whose elopement with Johnse Hatfield serves to further fuel the flames of the deadly mountain feud.

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Film debut of Joan Evans. See more »

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Roseanna McCoy: [to the Hatfield men while standing over her wounded little brother] Shootin' a boy. You're not men, none of ya. You got the face of a wolf pack fixed for killin' and nothin' else.
[to Johnse]
Roseanna McCoy: And you look the same. Why don't you shoot me? I'm bigger than Randall and I hate you more than he does. I hate the day my eyes first saw ya. I hate every word I've spoken to ya. I hate ya for everything you've done to me.
Johnse Hatfield: I'll help you with him.
Roseanna McCoy: Take your bloody Hatfield hands off him!
Johnse Hatfield: [after a pause] ...
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Roseanna
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
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Romeo and Juliet in the Ozarks: interesting but unconvincing
11 December 1999 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

For this big, classy production, Sam Goldwyn transposed the Capulet/Montague conflict to the Hatfield/McCoy story. John Collier concocted a quirky screenplay with eccentric details of mountain magic, as well as some droll humor at the expense of the rustics ["Don't talk with your knife in your mouth!"] These efforts sink under the ploddingly literal direction of Irving Reis and the disastrous casting of Joan Evans in the title role [only marginally competent even as an ingenue]. Farley Granger has the appropriate dash for Romeo, but seems too squeaky clean for the squalid Hatfield family. It's still interesting for the exceptionally fine supporting cast and the graceful location camerawork of old master Lee Garmes.


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