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The Legend of Hillbilly John (1974)

 -  Drama | Fantasy  -  February 1974 (USA)
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A wandering ballad singer in the Appalachians meets an ugly bird-type creature, is transported back in time, finds himself involved in the Devil's work.

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Credited cast:
Hedges Capers ...
John
Severn Darden ...
Mr. Marduke
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Polly Wiltse
Percy Rodrigues ...
Capt. Lojoie H. Desplain IV
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Grandpappy John
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Bristowe
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Zebulon Yandro
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Cobart
Sidney Clute ...
Charles
Sharon Henesy ...
Lily
Honor Hound ...
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Uncle Anansi
Alfred Ryder ...
O. J. Onselm
William Traylor ...
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A wandering ballad singer in the Appalachians meets an ugly bird-type creature, is transported back in time, finds himself involved in the Devil's work. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Ballad of Hillbilly John  »

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Very entertaining supernatural film
13 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It wasn't till quite some time after seeing this movie that I read any of Wellman's stories, but this movie is pretty faithful to them, at least the ones I know (though I don't know if any of the Silver John stories have "Mr. Marduk" or not). I don't know if I know Hedges Capers or the leading actress from anything else, but they were fine in it, and along with them, it's full of great character actors (though I don't think that's the right term for Susan Strasberg) - Denver Pyle, R. G. Armstrong, Severn Darden, Harris Yulin (who, apart from Darden, might have had the best part, and who really seemed to enjoy playing it). Even the political stuff, like the very end (which I won't give away) doesn't seem too forced. That ending could apply to ANY time (certainly including right now), and it would be a shame for people to think of it ENTIRELY as some NIXON JOKE (though I suppose it probably IS thought of as only that). In spite of the listing, I'm certain this movie is from 1972-73.


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