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The Southerner
The Southerner
Actors: Zachary Scott, Betty Field, J. Carrol Naish, Beulah Bondi, Percy Kilbride
Director: Jean Renoir
Genres: Drama
NR     2000     1hr 32min

Famed French director Jean Renoir came up with a true slice of Americana in this drama, in which he also helped to write the screenplay, which chronicles a year in the life of a tenant-farmer and his family. Zachary Sco...  more »

     
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Actors: Zachary Scott, Betty Field, J. Carrol Naish, Beulah Bondi, Percy Kilbride
Director: Jean Renoir
Creators: Jean Renoir, David L. Loew, Robert Hakim, George Sessions Perry, Hugo Butler, Nunnally Johnson, William Faulkner
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Classics
Studio: VCI ENTERTAINMENT
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 01/25/2000
Original Release Date: 04/30/1945
Theatrical Release Date: 04/30/1945
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

5 stars for movie, 3 for DVD quality
03/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Renoir's "The Southerner" captures the gripping poverty of southern share croppers. It has a good story line, beautiful black and white cinematography, and fine acting. In fact my only objection is that the actors did not have much of a southern accent and looked "too pretty" at times for their environment. This is a film that cries out for restoration, as has been done with the wonderful Criterion Collection DVD of "Grand Illusion". As it is, I rated this 4 stars because of the 2 to 3 star poor condition of the print used...black lines, jumping images at times and poor soundtrack. Well, you can't have everything and would still recommend seeing this movie. Together with "Grapes of Wrath" and "Salt of the Earth", it draws a powerful portrait of the power of a family and human kindness in a struggle against grinding poverty."
TOUCHING
Fernando Silva | Santiago de Chile. | 08/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A sincere film, real, poignant, believable, and excellently acted all around. It tells the story of the hardships lived by a poor family in the country. For sure in my top ten list! Unforgettable!"
Family Farm in the 30s
Carol Collins | Urbana, IL | 01/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"An older black & white film about a southern family in the early 30s when success or failure depended on the elements (rain, drought) and the good will of neighbors. It's a film about people and they don't make that kind of film anymore. Nobody commits adultery, love scenes that didn't embarrass me (I'm not a Peeping Tom) there is no blood and guts (although it is threatened at one point) and the people work hard and are loyal, care about each other, and the ending is believable...not happy ever after...but more like it was...and is. Scott acts one of the few parts he has had who is sympathetic. Betty Field was a great actress, as was Beulah Bondi. J. Carrol Naish played every ethnicity except his own (Irish) and this time he had no accent. Scott was a also very accomplished actor. Altogether an inspired cast."
A love poem to his wife
McTeague | San Francisco | 11/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Newly married, Jean made a film about a happy marriage. Who can forget the beautiful soundtrack and the moving images of Sam and Nona working and sleeping side by side, working and sleeping as the summer goes by. I like to think that this film was Jean Renoir's love poem to his wife. With this film Jean begins a renewal that will culminate in the least cynical and most sincere of his films, The River."