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I Walk the Line (1970)

PG-13 | | Drama | 3 February 1971 (Denmark)
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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Ellen Haney
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Carl McCain
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Bascomb
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Hunnicutt
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Clay McCain
Freddie McCloud ...
Buddy McCain
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Elsie
J.C. Evans ...
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Sybil
Bill Littleton ...
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Leo Yates ...
Vogel
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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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Every man walks the line between right and wrong. One day Sheriff Tawes crossed over. See more »

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Scenes from "The Big Mouth" are shown at the drive-in, yet the poster is for "Hook, Line And Sinker". See more »

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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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