The Southerner

Overview

Jean Renoir's drama The Southerner comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include biographies. This is a decent, inexpensive release that should be worthwhile for fans of forties movies.
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Overview

Jean Renoir's drama The Southerner comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include biographies. This is a decent, inexpensive release that should be worthwhile for fans of forties movies.
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Special Features

Classic comedy short "Baby Daze" starring Edgar Kennedy; Interactive menus; Dolby Digital; Chapter stops; Bios
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
One of Jean Renoir's handful of American films, The Southerner is a moving portrait of the struggle of a Southern sharecropper to hold on to his small patch of ground. Zachary Scott stars as the Texas cotton farmer who buys a small piece of land with a rundown farmhouse and tries to make a go of it against long odds. Renoir's favorite of his American films, it's one of the most realistic depictions of the harshness of rural life ever committed to the screen. Draining the film of sentimentality, he reverses the warmly comic stereotypes of rural character, surrounding Scott with a community of farmers whose ignorance, pettiness, and selfishness make his life even more difficult than his hardscrabble acreage. Renoir displays a documentarian's fascination with the full range of agricultural activities, so much so that the farm itself becomes a character in the film. While seemingly too well-bred to handle the role, Scott was raised on a Southern farm and helped the director with accuracy of detail. Mississippi-born William Faulkner, who did uncredited work on the script, provided a similar function. The excellent cast includes J. Carrol Naish, Betty Field, Beulah Bondi, and Blanche Yurka.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2000
  • UPC: 089859821127
  • Original Release: 1945
  • Rating:

  • Source: Vci Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 30,752

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Zachary Scott Sam Tucker
Betty Field Nona Tucker
Beulah Bondi Granny Tucker
Percy Kilbride Harmie Jenkins
Bunny Sunshine Daisy Tucker
J. Carrol Naish Henry Devers
Jay Gilpin Jot Tucker
Charles Kemper Tim, the Narrator
Blanche Yurka Ma Tucker
Norman Lloyd Finlay Hewitt
Nestor Paiva Bartender
Estelle Taylor Lizzie
Dorothy Granger Party Girl
Florence Bates Rose
Jack Norworth Doc White
Rex the Dog
Jean Vanderwilt Daisv
Noreen Nash Becky
Paul E. Burns Uncle Pete Tucker
Paul Harvey Ruston
Earl Hodgins Wedding Guest
Almira Sessions Customer at Store
Technical Credits
Jean Renoir Director, Screenwriter
Lucien Andriot Cinematographer
Hugo Butler Screenwriter
William Faulkner Screenwriter
Robert Hakim Producer
Werner Janssen Score Composer
Nunnally Johnson Screenwriter
David L. Loew Producer
Eugène Lourié Set Decoration/Design
Gregg G. Tallas Editor
Jack Whitney Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Movie Title [1:05]
3. The Album [8:42]
4. Family Moves [10:43]
5. At the River [1:40]
6. Neighbor [5:27]
7. Winter [4:21]
8. Hunting [4:15]
9. Plowing Fields [2:01]
10. Spring [3:28]
11. At the Doctor [11:18]
12. Getting Milk [5:04]
13. Cow Arrives [3:11]
14. Confrontation [5:21]
15. The Catch [2:29]
16. Wedding [8:03]
17. The Storm [1:23]
18. Crops Lost [3:49]
19. Rescue [7:53]
20. Rebuild Farm [:43]
21. Credits [:37]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Play Short Subject
   Scene Selection
   Stars & Director
      Betty Field
      Zachary Scott
      Jean Renoir
   To Our Web Site
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