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Stars in My Crown (1950)

Approved | | Drama, Family, Western | 11 May 1950 (USA)
In 1865, the small Southern town of Walsburg has become so dangerous that Parson Josiah Doziah Gray gives his sermons while holding a gun.

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Cast

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Josiah Doziah Gray
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Harriet Gray
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Jed Isbell
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Dr. Daniel Kalbert Harris, Sr.
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Dr. Daniel Kalbert Harris, Jr.
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Faith Radmore Samuels
Juano Hernandez ...
Uncle Famous Prill
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Prof. Sam Houston Jones
Connie Gilchrist ...
Sarah Isbell
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Lon Backett
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Perry Lokey
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Chloroform Wiggins
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Storyline

Civil War veteran Josiah Grey comes to a small town to be a gospel minister. In time he has a family and many friends, but he also finds friction with a few of his parishioners. A young doctor grates at what he feels is the parson's interference in the scientific treatment of patients, and a mine owner resents Grey's protection of an old sharecropper whose small plot of land stands in the way of his continued mining. Grey must face a public health crisis and a lynch mob as a result, all seen and described through the eyes and memory of Grey's young nephew John. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Take your choice ... either I speak ... or my pistols do !

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Drama | Family | Western

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11 May 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Estrellas en mi corona  »

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Budget:

$1,175,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

William Wright was considered to direct the film. See more »

Quotes

Josiah Doziah Gray: When you coming to church Jed?
Jed Isbell: Just as soon as you get God to plow that bottom land for me!
Sarah Isbell: Shame!
Josiah Doziah Gray: I'll see what I can do.
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Nut Brown Maiden
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Wonderful, inspirational unsung masterpiece
17 June 2015 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Wonderful, inspirational unsung masterpiece

The story of a preacher in a small town in the United States, circa 1870s: his interactions with the townsfolk, ups and downs, trials and tribulations.

On the surface, a western. Even the preacher brandishes six-shooters (initially)! However it is soon obvious that it is more than that. It is a wonderful look at a small town, how its citizens bond together, how some try to take advantage of others, how they have fun and how they deal with adverse events. A study of a much more innocent and idyllic time.

Throw in some great life lessons and other inspirational morals, and you have a fantastic, emotional, heart-warming story.


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