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Henry Tawes is the sheriff in a small town in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful ... See full summary »

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Sheriff Tawes
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Alma McCain
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Ellen Haney
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Carl McCain
Lonny Chapman ...
Bascomb
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Hunnicutt
Jeff Dalton ...
Clay McCain
Freddie McCloud ...
Buddy McCain
Jane Rose ...
Elsie
J.C. Evans ...
Grandpa Tawes
Margaret A. Morris ...
Sybil
Bill Littleton ...
Pollard
Leo Yates ...
Vogel
Nora Denney ...
Darlene Hunnicutt (as Dodo Denney)
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Henry Tawes is the sheriff in a small town in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful girl who turns his world upside down. Unable to ignore his feelings he starts having an affair with her. But in a small town nothing is secret for long Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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Sheriff Tawes walks the line between duty and desire, between law and violence, between honor and shame.

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
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3 February 1971 (Denmark)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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A timeless (not so well known) classic
19 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently viewed this film for the second time, having seen it perhaps twenty years ago. I found out why I remembered it fondly. A fairly true-to-life depiction of a back-hills country town and it's people. The characters are strong and played superbly by the great cast. The cinematography is wonderfully nostalgic. It makes you feel as if you are there, living the story. I remembered numerous details from this movie which made me realize how closely I paid attention the first time around. I've seen dozens of movies in the last year and can't remember half as much about them. Modern movies offer great things with special effects and bigger than life color and sound. Movies like this one are timeless classics without any of the production bells and whistles. Just a good if not great, honest movie.


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