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Mountain Justice (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 24 April 1937 (USA)
Stalwart Appalachian woman finds romance as she struggles to better herself and her people amid prejudice and familial abuse.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Norman Reilly Raine (screenplay), Luci Ward (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Brent ... Paul Cameron
Josephine Hutchinson ... Ruth Harkins
Guy Kibbee ... Dr. John Aloysius Barnard
Mona Barrie ... Evelyn Wayne
Robert Barrat ... Jeff Harkins
Joe King ... Judge at Ruth's Trial (as Joseph King)
Margaret Hamilton ... Phoebe Lamb
Robert McWade ... Horace Bamber - Lawyer
Fuzzy Knight ... Clem Biggers
Edward Pawley ... Tod Miller
Elisabeth Risdon ... Meg Harkins (as Elizabeth Risdon)
Marcia Mae Jones ... Bethie Harkins
Granville Bates ... Judge Crawley at Jeff's Trial
Russell Simpson ... Mr. Matthew Turnbull
Sibyl Harris Sibyl Harris ... Mrs. Turnbull
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Stalwart Appalachian woman finds romance as she struggles to better herself and her people amid prejudice and familial abuse.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gesetz der Berge See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Isle of Capri
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Will Grosz
Lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy
Played on a record
Danced to by Josephine Hutchinson and Marcia Mae Jones
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I want you and you want hillbillies
13 December 2013 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Good-looking melodrama about a backwoods girl (Josephine Hutchinson) who dreams of opening medical clinics for hillbillies, but most contend with abusive father (Robert Barrat). Outrageous at times with some ridiculous caricatures in place of real characters. But still it's entertaining and moves along nicely, helped by an able cast. George Brent plays the Northern lawyer in love with Hutchinson. I believe he was the only character who actually said the word hillbilly in the film. But he said it often and with such disdain each time I couldn't help but chuckle. Guy Kibbee and Margaret Hamilton are the lovable old couple that help show the audience the hill people aren't all as evil as Barrat.


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