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The earth is a harsh mistress to sod-buster Sam Tucker (Zachary Scott) and wife Nona (Betty Field).
The earth is a harsh mistress to sod-buster Sam Tucker (Zachary Scott) and wife Nona (Betty Field).
Granny Tucker (Beulah Bondi), Sam (Zachary Scott), Nona (Betty Field), and children Jot (Jay Gilpin) and Daisy (Jean Vanderwilt) are thankfully looking forward to their possum stew.
Granny Tucker (Beulah Bondi), Sam (Zachary Scott), Nona (Betty Field), and children Jot (Jay Gilpin) and Daisy (Jean Vanderwilt) are thankfully looking forward to their possum stew.
Sam Tucker (Zachary Scott) seals a bargain with neighbor Henry Devers (J. Carrol Naish) with a fish.
Sam Tucker (Zachary Scott) seals a bargain with neighbor Henry Devers (J. Carrol Naish) with a fish.

Thumbnail for The Southerner (1945) The Southerner (1945)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 79
Notable as: DramaGenre: Film adaptation, Family Drama, DramaNarrative location: TexasRuntime: 91 - 92 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Jean RenoirScreenwriter: Hugo Butler, William Faulkner, Nunnally Johnson, Jean RenoirMusic: Werner JanssenCinematography: Lucien AndriotStars: Zachary Scott, Betty Field, J. Carrol Naish, Beulah Bondi, Estelle Taylor, Blanche Yurka, Norman Lloyd, Charles Kemper, Nestor Paiva, Paul Harvey, Percy KilbrideProducer: Robert and Raymond Hakim, David L. LoewAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Director (Jean Renoir)
Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score (Werner Janssen)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Award details: (details at IMDb)
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The Southerner is a 1945 American film directed by Jean Renoir, based on the 1941 novel Hold Autumn in Your Hand by George Sessions Perry. The film received Oscar nominations for Best Director, Original Music Score and Sound. Renoir was named Best Director by the National Board of Review, which also named the film the third best of 1945. Future director Robert Aldrich was an assistant director on this film. Filming location for flood is below the site of where Millerton Lake is located today. The flood was created by releases from the then recently completed Friant Dam.


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