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Tol'able David (1930)





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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.


Richard Cromwell
as David Kinemon
Joan Peers
as Esther Hatburn
Henry B. Walthall
as Amos Hatburn
George Duryea
as Alan Kinemon
Edmund Breese
as Hunter Kinemon
Barbara Bedford
as Rose Kinemon
Helen Ware
as Mrs. Kinemon
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