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The Legend of Hillbilly John (1972)

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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Hedges Capers ...
John
Severn Darden ...
Mr. Marduke
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Polly Wiltse
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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
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Charles
Sharon Henesy ...
Lily
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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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Referenced in My Best Friend's Birthday (1987) See more »

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Nights in Blexoso
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Nice try at filming a folk fantasy.
27 September 2000 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Hampered by a tiny budget and a lack of subtlety, Hillbilly John does an earnest job of bringing Manly Wade Wellman's silver-stringed guitar hero's adventures to the screen. Nice use of music by Hoyt Axton and some effective moments in two of the stories directly adapted from Wellman's fantasies. The last third of the film departs from its source material and grows tiresome. Definitely good enough to justify someone releasing it on DVD.


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