The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

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Universal Pictures Released 1936

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The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

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Director:
Henry Hathaway
Released:
1936
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The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is a 1936 movie based on the novel of the same name. It was the second full-length feature film to be shot in Technicolor. Mostly shot at Big Bear Lake in Southern California, it was the first color film to be shot outdoors. For decades, Blue Ridge Mountain families the Tollivers and the Falins have been on opposite sides of a feud. When engineer and outsider Jack Hale (Fred MacMurray) arrives, intending to build a railroad through the lands of both families and mine the coal beneath, he soon becomes involved with family politics and the lovely June Tolliver (Sylvia Sidney). June's cousin Dave (Henry Fonda), Hale and June become the three points of a love triangle. Hale encourages June to get an education and she heads to nearby Gaptown. Hale also teaches June's younger brother Buddie (George McFarland) to read. The themes of the film include romance, rivalries, and education.

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