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The Southerner (1945)

Approved | | Drama | 22 December 1945 (Mexico)
The life of the poor Tucker family, that worked as cotton pluggers and decided to get their own ground, but nature is against them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sam Tucker
... Nona Tucker
... Devers
... Granny
... Harmie
... Tim
... Mama
... Finley
... Lizzie
... Ruston
... Becky
Jack Norworth ... Doctor
... Bartender
... Uncle Pete (as Paul Burns)
Jay Gilpin ... Jot
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Sam Tucker, a cotton picker, in search of a better future for his family, decides to grow his own cotton crop. In the first year, the Tuckers battle disease, a flood, and a jealous neighbor. Can they make it as farmers? Written by George S. Davis

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22 December 1945 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Hold Autumn in Your Heart  »

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The films showing at the local movie theatre are Vogues of 1938 (1937) and Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939). See more »

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Nona Tucker: [bringing the cooked possum to the dinner table] Easy, you'll all get your share.
Sam Tucker: Hold on, everybody. There's gonna be a blessing. Much obliged, Lord. Looks like the Tuckers are gonna make the grade, after all. Amen.
Nona Tucker: Granny! Granny gets the first, 'cause she's the youngest.
Granny: I'd taken the Lord to be a stranger in this house.
Nona Tucker: Then comes Jotty, 'cause he's the littlest. Then comes Papa, 'cause he caught the possum. And this one's for Zoolie, because he helped him.
[delivers a portion to the dog]
Nona Tucker: And...
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11 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film on a Saturday morning and loved it. It's about a man, his wife, their two children and the grouchy grandma, who are dirt poor (and I mean that literally) farmers. It's based on the book by George Sessions Perry called "Hold Autumn in Your Hand," but the movie and the book are completely different in style and manner. I personally like the movie more, as it showed the family's togetherness much better than the book. A wonderful Renoir film (I think my favourite of all his) and definitely a must see. The courage of the family is really touching. I gave it a...10/10.


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