Saturday, July 24, 2010

365 Movies: The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Review

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine stars Sylvia Sidney, Fred MacMurray, and Henry Fonda in this 1936 film. A love affair occurs between a country girl(Sidney) and city boy(MacMurray) all during a feud between her family and another. Henry plays the love-struck Dave, who has been in the love with June(Sidney) for quite a while, but realizes he has to step aside, when she falls for Jack(MacMurray). This is by far the most surprisingly unexpected good film, that I've seen recently. I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought the cast was utter perfection. The three leads are amazing as usual, but its the supporting actors, that steal the film. From Nigel Bruce's Thurber, to the sweet Tater(Fuzzy Knight), to Beulah Bondi's kind Melissa, to Spanky's playful Buddy, and by far the best performance goes to Fred Stone as Judd. He was remarkably sweet and understandably fragile, yet strong and he played it perfectly. The only downfall to this movie is that it can be a bit slow in the beginning, but other than that, it's worth a viewing.

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