The Shepherd of the Hills Reviews

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½ April 25, 2014
The Duke is a bit more introverted in this than was usual, delivering a quiet strong piece of work. Solid supporting work from the rest of the cast and beautiful Technicolor photography.
September 17, 2008
Duke gives a particularly impressive dramatic performance in this early film of his. People don't often give Duke his due for being much more than just a big, tough action hero. The fact is that he was always a much better actor than most people gave him credit for being.
August 17, 2014
The Shepherd of the Hills is an excellent film. It is about a young Ozark backwoodsman forsworn to kill his father, who years earlier abandoned his mother. John Wayne and Betty Field give fantastic performances. The screenplay is well written. Henry Hathaway did a great job directing. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama and adventure. The Shepherd of the Hills is a must see.
January 17, 2014
A nice movie to watch whenever you want to go back. Also a great outdoor theater play of Shepherd of the Hills is shown in Branson Missouri
August 4, 2013
I enjoyed every single moment of this wonderful film.
½ July 24, 2013
Really delightful film,John Wayne is in the film very little, Thankfully, but the rest of the cast carry this gentle story well,director Henry Hathaway paces this film out well as the story unfolds, [lovely]
July 4, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012

(1941) The Shepherd Of The Hills

Entertaining drama film starring John Wayne as a woodsman bent on avenging his mother to kill the father (Harry Carey) after abandoning him as a toddler and his mother as she was left to die. Story based from a novel written by Harold Bell Wright is in some ways similar idea to "The Searchers" but with a whole new situation as well as a different setting and different approach. John Wayne's persona is still intact and makes the most of it's forestry landscapes. The other thing I like about this film is that it doesn't seem to soap operish.

3 out of 4 stars
½ October 9, 2010
Good story that is brought out of mediocrity by John Wayne and Harry Carrey who both give tremendous performances. Duke idolized Carrey as a kid, and you feel the respect both the legendary actors had for each other through their acting. Good movie, although a little predictable.
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