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I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951)

The simple told story, based on Corra Harris' biographical book, of a Methodist minister, called to a north-Georgia mountain-community in 1910 who, with his gently-bred new bride, meets the... See full summary »

Director:

Henry King

Writers:

Corra Harris (novel), Lamar Trotti (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Susan Hayward ... Mary Elizabeth Eden Thompson
William Lundigan ... Rev. William Asbury Thompson
Rory Calhoun ... Jack Stark
Barbara Bates ... Jenny Brock
Gene Lockhart ... Jeff Brock
Lynn Bari ... Mrs. Billywith
Ruth Donnelly ... Glory White
Kathleen Lockhart ... Mrs. Brock
Alexander Knox ... Tom Salter
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Storyline

The simple told story, based on Corra Harris' biographical book, of a Methodist minister, called to a north-Georgia mountain-community in 1910 who, with his gently-bred new bride, meets the problems and crises of his circuit-riding congregation fearlessly and honestly. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'épreuve du bonheur See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Georgia, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Corra Harris novel that the film I'd Climb the Highest Mountain was based on was A Circuit Rider's Wife. See more »

Quotes

Tom Salter: I refuse to believe in a God who inflicts pain and suffering and permits all the injustices that are in this world. My mind tells me that such a God is not fit to be spat upon let alone worship. Nor do I believe He give a man a mind and then condemn him for using it to think with, any more than He give a bird wings and condemn it for flying. That's giving Him a great deal more credit than you do, Mr. Thompson, for all your religion.
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A wholesome but exciting and inspirational story of a circuit riding preacher.
15 April 2001 | by dugfowlrSee all my reviews

This movie was being filmed in the mountains of Cleveland, Georgia, at the time I had just finished high school in Atlanta, and one of my co-workers was from that town. I saw it as it was first released the following year, and enjoyed the beautiful mountain scenery as well as fine acting by Susan Hayward, who later married a Georgian and made her home in Carrollton. The author, Cora Harris, was married to a Methodist circuit riding pastor, and had a good understanding of the trials and triumphs of pastors. I would heartily recommend this film along with "A Man Called Peter" and "One Foot in Heaven" as among the best that Hollywood offered when it sought to inspire better behavior.


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