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Over the Hill (1931)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mae Marsh ... Ma Shelby
James Dunn ... Johnny Shelby as an Adult
Sally Eilers ... Isabel Potter as an Adult
Edward Crandall Edward Crandall ... Thomas as an Adult
Claire Maynard ... Phyllis Shelby, Johnny's Wife
Olin Howland ... Isaac as an Adult (as Olin Howlin)
Joan Peers ... Susan as an Adult
Joe Hachey Joe Hachey ... Isaac Shelby in Prologue
Tommy Conlon ... Johnny Shelby in Prologue (as Tom Conlon)
Julius Molnar Julius Molnar ... Thomas Shelby in Prologue
Marilyn Harris ... Susan Shelby in Prologue
Nancy Irish Nancy Irish ... Isabel Potter in Prologue
Eula Guy Eula Guy ... Minnie, Isaac's Wife
William Pawley ... Ben Adams, Susan's Husband
George Reed ... Les, Wagon Driver


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Release Date:

29 November 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Berättelsen om mor See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


A Nitrate Print of this film survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archives, and is not listed for Preservation. See more »


Version of Cimu qu (1937) See more »


Written by William Kernell
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Over the Hill
22 December 2006 | by egalitariSee all my reviews

Wow! I have been looking for information where I can find this film. I saw this movie for the first time when I was a lot younger in the Philippines. I also saw this movie on a late night and once on an afternoon. Could it be possible that the person who also commented here and I saw this movie at the same time during the showing in the Philippines? This movie also made an impact on me specially when the son discovered the difficulties his mother faced. I cried to tears as well. I was also surprised to see male nudity well somewhat nude. As the son dragged another guy on the street his pants ripped clearly showing his bare butt. This must have been before the censors in Hollywood was created. I could be wrong about this scene since this was over three decades ago last i saw it. Its nice to know that someone else saw it other than me. Thanks to the internet. Thanks to IMDb!

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