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The Southerner ()


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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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Sam Tucker
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Nona Tucker
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Granny
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Harmie
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Tim
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Mama
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Finley
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Lizzie
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Ruston
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Becky
Jack Norworth ...
Doctor
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Bartender
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Uncle Pete (as Paul Burns)
Jay Gilpin ...
Jot
Jean Vanderwilt ...
Daisy
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Rudy Bowman ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Nora Bush ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ...
Store Customer (uncredited)
Grace Christy ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
Pearl S. Cooper ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
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Townswoman (uncredited)
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Party Girl (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Ann Kunde ...
Townswoman / Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Russell Meeker ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Store Customer (uncredited)
Allen D. Sewall ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Lucile Sewall ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Bunny Sunshine ...
Little Girl (uncredited)
Glen Walters ...
Townswoman / Wedding Guest (uncredited)

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Jean Renoir

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Hugo Butler ... (adaptation)
 
George Sessions Perry ... (novel "Hold Autumn In Your Hand")
 
Jean Renoir ... (screenplay)
 
William Faulkner ... () (uncredited)
 
Nunnally Johnson ... () (uncredited)

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Robert Hakim ... producer
David L. Loew ... producer
Samuel Rheiner ... associate producer

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Werner Janssen ... (musical score)

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Lucien N. Andriot ... director of photography (as Lucien Andriot)

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Gregg G. Tallas

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Eugène Lourié ... (as Eugene Lourie)

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Joe C. Gilpin ... production manager

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Robert Aldrich ... assistant director

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Frank Webster ... sound
Jack Whitney ... sound (uncredited)

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Werner Janssen ... conductor: the Janssen Symphony Orchestra

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Paula Walling ... dialogue director
Larry Ginsberg ... publicist (uncredited)
Jack Mulcahy ... publicist (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Hold Autumn in Your Heart (United States)
  • L'homme du Sud (France)
  • El sureño (Spain)
  • Sklavos tis gis (Greece)
  • Poludniowiec (Poland)
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  • 92 min
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Trivia Originally intended for Joel McCrea, but when the studio couldn't get him they gave it to Zachary Scott. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Precious Images (1986). See more »
Quotes Sam Tucker: Every time I get plumb wore out, I think about you and Jotty and Daisy, and I ain't quite so tired anymore.
Nona Tucker: Aw Sam... I just never could get along without you.
Sam Tucker: Me too, honey. I couldn't live without you.
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