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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 ...
Himself
Chester Jones ...
Uncle Anansi
Alfred Ryder ...
O. J. Onselm
William Traylor ...
Reverend Millen
White Lightnin' ...
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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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Good movie- needs re-release
14 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie and consider it a gem. I am a fan of Manly Wade Wellman's fiction and found the portrayal of Silver John to be "dead on". Definitely a movie that deserves a release on DVD. While the budget was low, the emphasis on a real and genuine portrayal of Silver John was there. I found this movie to be well acted and genuine...definitely something that people today need to see, given the sorry state of cinema. I saw this film in the early 1980's. It had been released on video tape and a friend, a collector of rare movies, told me I needed to watch it. I had never heard of Manly Wade Wellman, but I instantly became a fan after seeing this movie. That should be incentive enough for anyone to at least want to watch this movie.


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