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Way Down East (1935)

A family living on a farm in Maine takes in a young woman to stay with them, not knowing that the woman is not quite what she seems and has a secret in her past that she hasn't told them about.

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... Anna Moore
... David Bartlett
... Constable Seth Holcomb
Edward Trevor ... Lennox Sanderson
... Martha Perkins
... Squire Amasa Bartlett
... Hi Holler
... Mrs. Louisa Bartlett
... Kate
... Cordelia Peabody
... Amos
Al Lydell ... Hank Woolwine
... Mr. Peabody
Phil La Toska ... Abner
... Doc Wiggin
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A family living on a farm in Maine takes in a young woman to stay with them, not knowing that the woman is not quite what she seems and has a secret in her past that she hasn't told them about.

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All Bound Round with a Woolen String
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Written by Charles Seamon
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The 30 Year Old Henry Fonda
14 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

One of the things that struck audiences about the fresh faced Henry Fonda in the first years of his acting career was the fact that his persona, rather than his acting, represented the spirit of America. In films like this one, you don't go away thinking what a great actor Henry Fonda was, but you do feel that he embodied how Americans saw themselves at that time. It's almost as though nature had imposed itself upon him and made Henry Fonda the victim of hero worship. I personally don't think that he brought anything to this film except a fresh face. He was noticed by John Ford who also saw in him the face of America, and exploited it in subsequent productions.


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