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The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... June Tolliver
... Jack Hale
... Dave Tolliver
... Judd Tolliver
... Major Thurber
... Melissa Tolliver
... Buck Falin
... Buddie Tolliver
... Tater
Otto Fries ... Corsey
... Sheriff
... Clayt Tolliver
... Lena Tolliver
... Ezra Tolliver
... Wade Falin (as Henry Kleinbach)
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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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13 March 1936 (USA)  »

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Dekle s planin  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

The costumes were not designed for color, yet. All were tones of brown and grey, as was customary for black and white photography. The sets and props were similarly tones of brown. A couple exceptions included multi-colored pencils on a desk and apples in baskets. 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

Melissa Tolliver: I was born old...
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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 »


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 See 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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