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Hillbilly family life in 1941 rural Georgia.

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Jeeter
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Sister Bessie
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Ellie May
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Dude Lester
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Ada Lester
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Captain Tim
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Peabody
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Lov
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George Payne
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Grandma
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Chief of Police
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County Clerk
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Teller
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Auto Dealer
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Mayor
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Clerk
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Rector (scenesDeleted)
Charles Waldron ...
Mr. Lester (scenesDeleted)
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Payne's Secretary (uncredited)
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Driver of Car Almost Hit by Dude Lester (uncredited)
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Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Vagabond on Road (uncredited)
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Coroner (uncredited)
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County Clerk's Assistant (uncredited)
John 'Skins' Miller ...
Auto Dealer's Mechanic (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ...
Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
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Hillbilly (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Ford

Written by

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Erskine Caldwell ... (based on the novel by)
 
Jack Kirkland ... (stage play)
 
Nunnally Johnson ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Darryl F. Zanuck ... producer

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David Buttolph

Cinematography by

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Arthur C. Miller ... director of photography (as Arthur Miller)

Film Editing by

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Barbara McLean ... film editor

Art Direction by

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James Basevi
Richard Day

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Thomas Little ... (set decorations)

Makeup Department

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Carrie O'Neill ... hair stylist: Gene Tierney (uncredited)

Production Management

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Ed Ebele ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gene Bryant ... assistant director (uncredited)
Edward O'Fearna ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Eugene Grossman ... sound
Roger Heman Sr. ... sound (as Roger Heman)
Robert Parrish ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

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Fred Etcheverry ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Stunts

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Harvey Parry ... stunt driver (uncredited)

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Paul Garnett ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Joseph LaShelle ... camera operator (uncredited)
Paul Lockwood ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Harry Kernell ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Location Management

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Ray C. Moore ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Alfred Newman ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Jack Kirkland ... producer: stage play
Harry H. Oshrin ... producer: stage play
Harry Brand ... publicity director (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Shiftless Jeeter Lester and his family of hillbilly stereotypes live in a rural backwater where their ancestors were once wealthy planters. Their slapstick existence is threatened by a bank's plans to take over the land for more profitable farming; subplots involve the affairs and marriages of son Dude and daughter Ellie May. Written by Rod Crawford

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Taglines AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF SENSATIONAL STAGE SUCCESS...IT'S ON THE SCREEN AT LAST! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • La route au tabac (France)
  • Tabakstraße (Germany)
  • La ruta del tabaco (Spain)
  • Dohányföld (Hungary)
  • Tupakkatie (Finland)
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  • 84 min
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Trivia Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews get barely 5 minutes of screen time each. Gene gets just half a dozen lines to speak See more »
Goofs The morning following a torrential rain storm, dirt roads are absolutely dry. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Lady Is Willing (1942). See more »
Soundtracks Dixie's Land See more »
Quotes Jeeter Lester: Why, Ada here never... never spoke a word to me for the first ten years we were married. Heh! Them were the happiest ten years of my life.
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