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Hearts in Dixie (1929)

Nappus, an elderly farmer, resents the fact that his daughter Chloe is married to a lazy layabout named Gummy, who allows Chloe to do all the house and farm work he himself should be doing.... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Sloane

Writers:

Walter Weems (story), Walter Weems (scenario and dialogue)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stepin Fetchit ... Gummy
Clarence Muse ... Nappus
Eugene Jackson Eugene Jackson ... Chinquapin
Dorothy Morrison Dorothy Morrison ... Melia
A.C.H. Billbrew A.C.H. Billbrew ... Hoodoo Woman
Richard Brooks Richard Brooks ... True Love
Richard Carlyle Richard Carlyle ... White Doctor
Gertrude Howard Gertrude Howard ... Emmy
Clifford Ingram Clifford Ingram ... Rammey
Bernice Pilot Bernice Pilot ... Chloe
Vivian Smith Vivian Smith ... Violet
Mildred Washington Mildred Washington ... Trailia
Zack Williams Zack Williams ... Deacon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Billbrew Chorus The Billbrew Chorus ... Choir (as The A.C. Bilbrew Choir)
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Storyline

Nappus, an elderly farmer, resents the fact that his daughter Chloe is married to a lazy layabout named Gummy, who allows Chloe to do all the house and farm work he himself should be doing. Chloe has to care for her two children, Trailia and Chiquapin, while managing all of Gummy's duties as well, and she is worn down by her labors. When Chloe and the child Trailia become dangerously ill, Gummy obtains the services of a voodoo doctor instead of a real medical doctor, with tragic results. Nappus decides he will somehow raise the money to send his grandson Chiquapin to medical school. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

The Soul of Dixieland Talking and Singing from the Motion Picture Screen! (original ad) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trætte Jimmy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally planned as a musical short, the film began production with George Gilpin as Nappus. Gilpin, a stage performer, was too broad for the subtleties of motion picture work, and producer Winfield R. Sheehan shut down the film and recast it. He expanded the project into a full-length dramatic film, the first major studio feature with a virtually all-black cast. See more »

Connections

Featured in Black Shadows on the Silver Screen (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Hearts In Dixie
Music by Howard Jackson
Lyrics by Walter Weems
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