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Jim Carson, a young Tennessee mountaineer, and Millie James, a mountain girl, are worried over the condition of Jim's mother. Millie nurses her tenderly. Jim's worry is increased by a note ... See full summary »

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Jim Carson, a young Tennessee mountaineer, and Millie James, a mountain girl, are worried over the condition of Jim's mother. Millie nurses her tenderly. Jim's worry is increased by a note which he has received from John Calhoun, a miserly landowner, stating that, unless he pays the overdue rent on the shack which they occupy, that Jim will be evicted. Realizing that terrible shock would be dangerous to his mother, Jim goes out and attempts to borrow the money. He meets with no success. Meanwhile, Calhoun, accompanied by two deputies and his overseer, Ned Simms, goes the rounds of the cabins to collect his rent. He arrives at Jim's cabin. Jim being absent upon his mission, Millie states that they have not the rent, whereupon Calhoun orders them evicted and the men at his command place the dying woman out on the roadside on a mattress, also throwing their scant furniture into the roadway. The shock of the eviction kills the mother, Calhoun goes on his way. Jim arrives at the cabin and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Charles Ray Earns His Reputation
13 May 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Charles Ray gives a fine performance in this movie, released before his star-making turn in THE COWARD. While he is out trying to raise money to pay the rent, his sick mother is evicted from their home. While their friends move her back in, Ray goes in search of the landlord and winds up killing him.

Ray gives a great performance here, constantly on the borderline between sure action and uncertainty. It works here, as it does in THE COWARD. However the wild success of that movie would typecast him and within a few years he would be sleepwalking glumly through such works as THE PINCH HITTER.

For the moment, though, he is in fine form, and Tom Ince's careful attention to details make this a good melodrama.


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