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Roseanna McCoy (1949)

The saga of the Hatfield-and-McCoy feud is romanticized in Samuel Goldwyn's Roseanna McCoy. Newcomer Joan Evans stars as the title character, whose elopement with Johnse Hatfield serves to ... See full summary »

Directors:

Irving Reis, Nicholas Ray (uncredited)

Writers:

John Collier, Alberta Hannum (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Farley Granger ... Johnse Hatfield
Joan Evans ... Roseanna McCoy
Charles Bickford ... Devil Anse Hatfield
Raymond Massey ... Old Randall McCoy
Richard Basehart ... Mounts Hatfield
Gigi Perreau ... Allifair McCoy
Aline MacMahon ... Sarie McCoy
Marshall Thompson ... Tolbert McCoy
Lloyd Gough ... Phamer McCoy
Peter Miles ... Little Randall McCoy
Arthur Franz ... Thad Wilkins
Frank Ferguson ... Ellison Hatfield
Elisabeth Fraser ... Bess McCoy
Hope Emerson ... Levisa Hatfield
Dan White ... Abel Hatfield
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The saga of the Hatfield-and-McCoy feud is romanticized in Samuel Goldwyn's Roseanna McCoy. Newcomer Joan Evans stars as the title character, whose elopement with Johnse Hatfield serves to further fuel the flames of the deadly mountain feud.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blodhævn See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Miles and Gigi Perreau are real life brother and sister. See more »

Quotes

Roseanna McCoy: [Directed to Hatfield kin] You heard the bad things he said of me. And now he wants to start trouble and kill my folks. All because Johnsie and me love each other.
[to Devil]
Roseanna McCoy: But that don't matter to you 'cause you don't know what it is to love anybody. You don't want him to be happy. You don't want him to be kind and good to folks. You want to make him like you are. You want hate and wickedness to go on and on 'til he's as bad and hard and cruel and miserable as you. Standin' in the way like a ...
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Connections

Remade as The Hatfields and the McCoys (1975) See more »

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Roseanna
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
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The Hatfields and the McCoys
19 April 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Out picking flowers, pretty Joan Evans (as Roseanna McCoy) gets stung by not only a hornet, but also handsome Farley Granger (as Johnse Hatfield). Guess you could call it love at first bite. Of course, their feudin' families ("The Hatfields and the McCoys") are against the young duo getting hitched... The meeting of the hillbilly "Romeo and Juliet" is one of the couple's few good scenes, with Mr. Granger leaping to Ms. Evans' aid, and sucking insect poison from her arm. The original casting idea, to star Cathy O'Donnell from Granger's "They Live by Night" (1948), might have worked. Richard Basehart (as Mounts Hatfield) easily goes to the head of a strong supporting cast. Little Peter Miles (as Randall McCoy) has a memorable shooting scene. And, many of the locations, by Lee Garmes, are beautiful.

***** Roseanna McCoy (8/18/49) Irving Reis ~ Joan Evans, Farley Granger, Richard Basehart, Peter Miles


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