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The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 13 March 1936 (USA)
A railroad man from the city befriends a mountain girl in a Kentucky family feud.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Grover Jones (screen play), John Fox Jr. (based on the novel by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvia Sidney ... June Tolliver
Fred MacMurray ... Jack Hale
Henry Fonda ... Dave Tolliver
Fred Stone ... Judd Tolliver
Nigel Bruce ... Major Thurber
Beulah Bondi ... Melissa Tolliver
Robert Barrat ... Buck Falin
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Buddie Tolliver
Fuzzy Knight ... Tater
Otto Fries Otto Fries ... Corsey
Samuel S. Hinds ... Sheriff
Alan Baxter ... Clayt Tolliver
Fern Emmett ... Lena Tolliver
Richard Carle ... Ezra Tolliver
Henry Brandon ... Wade Falin (as Henry Kleinbach)
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Storyline

A feud, the origins of which can barely be remembered, has been boiling for decades between two sheltered mountain families, the Tollivers and the Falins. With plans to build a railroad through both families' land and mine coal deposits beneath it, enterprising outsider Jack Hale (Fred MacMurray) inadvertently becomes entangled in the region's politics. He soon captures the attention of the beautiful June Tolliver (Sylvia Sidney) and quickly becomes involved in a love triangle with her and her cousin Dave (Henry Fonda) Written by tonyman

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The technicolor spectacle that blazes the trail to an all time high-in adventure! See more »


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Trivia

Paramount's first Technicolor feature and the first feature to be shot in Three-Strip Technicolor outside of a studio environment (on location). See more »

Goofs

The mud on June Tolliver changes thickness and shape between shots. It also changes from wet to dry and then back to wet. See more »

Quotes

Dave Tolliver: I was him that done it, him that said he was our friend. That's why he give us money, that's why he give us money, y'unnerstand. He took her away, he's been wantin' to take her but he was afeared. Alright, he thinks now maybe that the money will keep us from telling him that we uns up here don't take nobody's woman. Money ain't a-stoppin' us from that...
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits (except for the Paramount logo) all appear as if they had been printed on tree barks. See more »

Connections

Version of The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

Twilight on the Trail
Music by Louis Alter
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Sung by Fuzzy Knight, aided by Nigel Bruce (humming) and Fred MacMurray (whistling)
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This is the best tear-jerker of them all
12 August 1998 | by divivSee all my reviews

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is a beautiful tear-jerker.The characters are simple and honest. The setting is in hill-billy country. The simple folk there are trying to prevent a railroad running through their area and upsetting their way of life. To add to their stress is a continual family feud. In this movie we see the best and the worst in people. The acting is top-notch. A handkerchief is a must for this movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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