Stalwart Appalachian woman finds romance as she struggles to better herself and her people amid prejudice and familial abuse.
Did You Know?
Loosely based on the case of Edith Maxwell (1914-1979), a 21 year-old schoolteacher in Pound, Virginia. She was convicted of murdering her father in 1935 and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. She was pardoned by Governor James H. Price (D) in 1941 and moved to Indiana under a new name. See more
It is never explained why Paul, presumably a lawyer from New York City, was brought in to prosecute the trial of Harkins at the beginning of the film. See more
Isle of Capri
Music by Will Grosz
Lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy
Played on a record
Danced to by Josephine Hutchinson
and Marcia Mae Jones See more