Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)





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Paramount's first outdoor Technicolor feature, Trail of the Lonesome Pine was the third film version of John Fox Jr.'s novel. Inspired by the Hatfield-McCoy feud, the story is set in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. Outsider Fred MacMurray arrives to clear the path for a new railroad. Mountain girl Sylvia Sidney falls in love with MacMurray, which incurs the enmity of Sidney's boyfriend Henry Fonda. It also plunks MacMurray in the middle of a long-standing feud between Sidney's family and another mountain clan. Hostilities alternately erupt and simmer until Sidney's youngest brother (Spanky McFarland) is killed by a feud-inspired dynamite blast. This tragic incident brings virtually everyone to their senses, and the feud is finally buried. Better in its individual setpieces than as a unified whole, Trail of the Lonesome Pine is still a worthwhile experience, especially when a pristine three-strip Technicolor print is available.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Romance
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Sylvia Sidney
as June Tolliver
Henry Fonda
as Dave Tolliver
Fred MacMurray
as Jack Hale
Fred Stone
as Judd Tolliver
Nigel Bruce
as Mr. Thurber
Beulah Bondi
as Melissa
Robert H. Barrat
as Buck Falin
Otto H. Fries
as Corsey
Alan Baxter
as Tolliver
Ricca Allen
as Tolliver
Henry Brandon
as Wade Falin
Philip Barker
as Merd Falin
Bob Kortman
as Gorley Falin
Charlotte Wynters
as Jack Hale's Sister
Frank Rice
as Zeke
Hilda Vaughn
as Gaptown Teacher
Clara Blandick
as Landlady
Russ Powell
as Storekeeper
Jim Corey
as Falin Clan
Irving Bacon
as Mailman
John Larkin
as Ebony
Lowell Drew
as Bartender
Lee Phelps
as Taylor
Jack Curtis
as Store Clerk
Betty Farrington
as Louisville Teacher
James Burke
as Leader
Norman Willis
as Old Dave in Prolog
George Ernest
as Dave at Age l0
Powell Clayton
as Dave at Age 5
Russell Powell
as Storekeeper
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[Not] worth fighting for above and beyond its unquestionable historic importance.

Full Review… | May 20, 2014
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