Village Tale

A rare screening of one of John Cromwell’s least seen featuresand, according to film historian William K. Everson and Cromwell himself, one of his best. A melodrama set in a small town in Iowa, full of intrigues and multiple subplots and revolving around a love triangle that leads to a feud between the two landowners involved, the film reportedly bears some relationship to Peyton Place in its realistic critique of provincial attitudes and behavior. Randolph Scott stars; adapted by Allan Scott from a novel by Phil Strong, and shot by Nicholas Musuraca (1935).

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