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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.

Director:

Jean Renoir

Writers:

Hugo Butler (adaptation), George Sessions Perry (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Scott ... Sam Tucker
Betty Field ... Nona Tucker
J. Carrol Naish ... Devers
Beulah Bondi ... Granny
Percy Kilbride ... Harmie
Charles Kemper ... Tim
Blanche Yurka ... Mama
Norman Lloyd ... Finley
Estelle Taylor ... Lizzie
Paul Harvey ... Ruston
Noreen Nash ... Becky
Jack Norworth ... Doctor
Nestor Paiva ... Bartender
Paul E. Burns ... Uncle Pete (as Paul Burns)
Jay Gilpin 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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Based on the novel "Hold Autumn in your Hand", by George Sessions Perry, which won the first National Book Award in 1941. See more »

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Quotes

Devers: How 'bout you? How'd you get started?
Devers: Sharecrop. First year I lost my whole crop. It was ruined by the hale. Next year, black leg got my cow and pig that I spent all my savings fer. My wife caught cold and she died. Two years later, one of my kids, the boy, he died from Spring Sickness. Maybe I lost 'em both, my woman and my kid, because I didn't have no money for doctorin'. Here I am with a farm, a good one, belongs all to me and is worth lots of money. Only I can't forget what it cost me.
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Moving; a near masterpiece
10 June 2000 | by wjficklingSee all my reviews

Renoir was still a master and had definitely not lost his touch when he made this saga about a year in the life of a desperately poor farming family trying to make it. The only thing that mars it, keeping it from rating a 10, are the cutesy-poo children and the saccharine music on the soundtrack, making it perfectly clear exactly how you were supposed to feel at any given moment. I suppose these were necessary nods to Hollywood conventions of the time. Kudos must go to Zachary Scott for the courage of his performance in the lead. An underrated actor, Scott was nearly always cast playing lounge lizards and other assorted slimeballs. Here he appears without his mustache and is almost unrecognizable. Given that Scott aspired to a career as a Gable-type leading man, this role was not a good career move. But it is definitely the performance of his career, and along with the equally outstanding performance of Betty Field, makes the film. Incidentally, I could have done without the over the top performance of Beulah Bondi as Granny; throughout the film I kept hoping Scott would strangle her.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1945 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Hold Autumn in Your Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Madera, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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