Set in the mountains of Kentucky at the turn of the twentieth century this enthralling drama, based on the classic novel of the same name by John Fox Jr., stars the OSCAR® winning Henry Fonda (Once Upon a Time in the West, The Grapes of Wrath) alongside Sylvia Sidney (Sabotage, Fury) and Frank MacMurray (Double Indemnity, The Apartment). A feud, the origins of which can barely be remembered, has been boiling for decades between two sheltered mountain families; the Tollivers and the Falins. With plans to build a railroad through both families land and mine the coal deposits beneath it, enterprising outsider Jack Hale (MacMurray) inadvertently becomes entangled in the region's politics. He soon captures the attention of the beautiful June Tolliver (Sidney) and quickly becomes involved in a love triangle with her and her cousin Dave (Fonda). Nominated for an OSCAR® in 1937 and Winner of a Special Recommendation at the 1936 Venice Film Festival, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, directed by Henry Hathaway (The Sons of Katie Elder, Souls at Sea) was the first feature film shot outside of a studio in three-strip Technicolor and is available for the first time in the UK in this digitally re-mastered form.

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The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)

Romance/Drama · 1h 42m · 3/13/1936

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Set in the mountains of Kentucky at the turn of the twentieth century this enthralling drama, based on the classic novel of the same name by John Fox Jr., stars the OSCAR® winning Henry Fonda (Once Upon a Time in the West, The Grapes of Wrath) alongside Sylvia Sidney (Sabotage, Fury) and Frank MacMurray (Double Indemnity, The Apartment). A feud, the origins of which can barely be remembered, has been boiling for decades between two sheltered mountain families; the Tollivers and the Falins. With plans to build a railroad through both families land and mine the coal deposits beneath it, enterprising outsider Jack Hale (MacMurray) inadvertently becomes entangled in the region's politics. He soon captures the attention of the beautiful June Tolliver (Sidney) and quickly becomes involved in a love triangle with her and her cousin Dave (Fonda). Nominated for an OSCAR® in 1937 and Winner of a Special Recommendation at the 1936 Venice Film Festival, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, directed by Henry Hathaway (The Sons of Katie Elder, Souls at Sea) was the first feature film shot outside of a studio in three-strip Technicolor and is available for the first time in the UK in this digitally re-mastered form.

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Status

Released

Production Companies

Walter Wanger Productions, Paramount Pictures
Cast
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Sylvia Sidney

June Tolliver
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Fred MacMurray

Jack Hale
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Henry Fonda

Dave Tolliver
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Fred Stone

Judd Tolliver
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Nigel Bruce

Thurber
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Beulah Bondi

Melissa
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Robert Barrat

Buck Falin
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George 'Spanky' McFarland

Buddie Tolliver
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Fuzzy Knight

Tater
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Otto Fries

Corsey
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Samuel S. Hinds

Sheriff
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Alan Baxter

Clay Tolliver
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Margaret Armstrong

Tolliver family member
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Ricca Allen

Tolliver family member
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Fern Emmett

Lena Tolliver
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Richard Carle

Ezra Tolliver
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Henry Brandon

Wade Falin
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Philip Barker

Merd Falin
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Bob Kortman

Gorley Falin
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Charlotte Wynters

Jack Hale's
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Frank Rice

Zeke
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Irving Bacon

Mailman
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John Beck

Tolliver clan member
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Hank Bell

Tolliver clan member
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Clara Blandick

Landlady
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James Burke

Leader
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Fred Burns

Tolliver clan member
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Powell Clayton

Dave at age 5
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Jim Corey

Falin clan member
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Jack Curtis

Store clerk
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Lowell Drew

Bartender
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George Ernest

Dave at age 10
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Betty Farrington

Louisville teacher
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Bud Geary

Tolliver clan member
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John Larkin

Ebony
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Edward LeSaint

Tolliver clan member
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Bill McCormick

Falin clan member
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Frank McGlynn Sr.

Preacher
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Charles Middleton

Blacksmith
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Lee Phelps

Taylor
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Russ Powell

Storekeeper
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Tuffy

The Dog
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Hilda Vaughn

Gaptown teacher
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Jim Welch

Tolliver clan member
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Norman Willis

Old Dave (in prologue)
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Martin Beaumon

Lumberjack (uncredited)
Crew
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Henry Hathaway

Director
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Grover Jones

Writer
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John Fox Jr.

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

7/7/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

(Blu-ray)

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