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