Tol'able David

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This simple tale of peace-loving hillbillies defeating a gang of outlaws was based on a story by Joseph Hergesheimer and was a huge box-office hit when it was first released as a silent film in 1921. This 1930 sound remake closely follows the original story. The Kinemon family, who live in a mountain village, have a long-running feud with the Hatburn clan. The Hatburns are a marauding band of thieves and convicts led by Esther (Joan Peers) and Amos (Henry B. Walthall). The youngest member of the Kinemon clan is David (Richard Cromwell), who dreams of becoming a mailman. The Hatburns begin stealing from the village's mail. David, defying the wishes of his parents, goes off on his own to get back a stolen mailbag, directly confronting the Hatburns and ultimately outsmarting and defeating them.

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