The Shepherd of the Hills (1941) 1080p YIFY Movie

The Shepherd of the Hills (1941) 1080p

A mysterious stranger arrives in the Missouri hills and befriends a young backwoods girl. Much to the dislike of her moonshiner fiancé who has vowed to find and kill his own father.

IMDB: 7.13 Likes

  • Genre: Adventure | Drama
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 1.46G
  • Resolution: 1920*1080 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 98
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 4 / 11

The Synopsis for The Shepherd of the Hills (1941) 1080p

Young Matt Masters, an Ozark Mountains moonshiner, hates the father he has never seen, who apparently deserted Matt's mother and left her to die. His obsession contributes to the hatred rampant in the mountains. However, the arrival of a stranger, Daniel Howitt, begins to positively affect the mountain people, who learn to shed their hatred under his gentle influence. Still, Matt does not quite trust Howitt.....

The Director and Players for The Shepherd of the Hills (1941) 1080p

[Director]Henry Hathaway
[Role:]John Wayne
[Role:]Harry Carey
[Role:]Betty Field

The Reviews for The Shepherd of the Hills (1941) 1080p

Reviewed bycaa821Vote: 9/10/10

I first saw "The Shepherd of the Hills" outdoor drama when we visitedBranson for the first time, in the late 1970's. My family and I weretotally unfamiliar with this southwest Missouri area, and this was onlya few years prior to the Branson area's "explosion" onto theentertainment scene. It expanded from 6 or 8 theaters, then, withperhaps 5,000 seats, to several times this number today, with moreseats than all of Broadway. It's possible there now for someone toattend something like 50 or 60 shows for a month - one every eveningand a number of breakfast or matinée performances - and never see thesame one twice, with additional ones available if one wishes to begin asecond month.

From earlier days, and continuing today, two of the cornerstoneattractions in the Branson area are Silver Dollar City theme park(modeled after an 1880's silver mining complex, but with 21st-centuryNew York City or Hollywood pricing) and The Shepherd of the Hills farm,the original cabin, the large outdoor amphitheater which presents alavish production of the story, a restaurant, gift shop, etc. They alsohave all the information about characters upon whom the book is based,and Harold Bell Wright, that one could possibly want to know (and thensome!).

This film's "version" of the book and story is well-played, the scenerywell-photographed (especially since footage was done 65 years ago), andthe characters interesting. However, the story here represents the bookabout as well as if John Wayne's film, "Red River," had been presentedwith this title and its characters renamed to coincide with this story.

First, the elder Mathews were not a female moonshiner and her wimpyhusband. They were leading citizens, operated the mill, and were anasset to their rural community and their fellow residents.

Young Matt and Sammy, as a "couple", were more like characters from"The Waltons" than those portrayed. The "Shepherd" was also a modelcitizen-type, no gunfighter or ex-con, and was no relation to YoungMatt whatever.

Actually, the Shepherd was the father of the young man who had fatheredthe mentally-challenged young Pete, the son of the Mathews' latedaughter. His son had loved her, had returned East not realizing he hadleft her pregnant, and was prevented by his father (the Shepherd) fromreturning, and subsequently disappeared.

The Shepherd had come to the area to view the situation and attemptamends. During the actual book (and the drama as still presented inBranson today) the unknown "specter" character appears throughout, isshot, and dies, but before passing, is discovered to be the Shepherd'slost son, and there is a heartfelt resolution of matters towards theend.

The Shepherd also achieves rapprochement with Old Matt, who hadthreatened mayhem should he ever encounter the man he blamed for hisdaughter's broken heart and death.

Wash Gibbs is a nefarious character, with designs upon Sammy, and arival of Matt - in both versions - but in the book he is still a"Baldnobber" and gangster. The "Baldknobbers" were vigilantes who haddone worthy things for the citizenry in the post-Civil War period, withcarpetbaggers and others attempting to plunder the areas - but like alot of such groups, when there was no further need for their goodworks, they turned their prodigious physical strengths to illegal,self-serving ends.

Several interesting, key characters from the novel are missing fromthis film; e.g., Jim Lane (Sammy's father) is more of a key elementthan shown here. And the Marjorie Main character, with the over-the-topscene where she regains her sight, represents no key element ofWright's story. The name "Moanin' Meadow," and its representation inthe movie have no part in Wright's book. While in both presentations,the characters were simple "hill folk," neither sophisticated noreducated - the film provides many with a far greater "bumpkin" image.

Again, this is an excellent film, but I would have enjoyed even moreseeing the same characters presented as actually portrayed by Wright.

Reviewed byMCL1150Vote: 8/10/10

I just caught this little gem on AMC. I missed the opening credits so Ihad no idea who directed it. As the film progressed, I was like "Thishas GOT to be a John Ford film." After all, it features John Wayne,Harry Carey, Ward Bond and lots of wonderful Ford like shots. Awonderfully photographed and directed film. It even has Marjorie Mainin a character role that's a total departure from her normal,boisterous parts we all know and expect from this great actress. Then Ilooked it up here at the IMDb and saw that it was Henry Hathaway'sfilm. I never thought of Hathaway as a bad director by any means, butwow! This simply has the look of a well crafted classic beginning toend. Highly recommended.

Reviewed bybkoganbingVote: 8/10/10

Herbert J. Yates of Republic Pictures must have gotten a tidy sum fromParamount for the use of his number one star for his first technicolorfeature film.

Shepherd of the Hills was the first film in which John Wayne workedwith director Henry Hathaway. They didn't work together again foranother 19 years and then in the Sixties did four films culminatingwith Wayne's Oscar winning performance in True Grit.

In fact Hathaway had directed the first outdoor technicolor film in thesame Ozark area for Paramount five years earlier in The Trail of theLonesome Pine.

You think of this area of the country and you either think of the comiccharacters of The Beverly Hillbillies or the inbred freaks ofDeliverance. In both films Hathaway avoids those stereotypes and hecreates characters of dignity and strength.

John Wayne is Matt Matthews whose father left his mother before she wasborn and she died leaving him to be raised by his aunt Beulah Bondi.Bondi's a bitter old woman who fills the Duke's head with evil thoughtsabout his father.

A stranger comes to their valley and has a lot of money, buys a pieceof property from the Matthews clan and settles there. Harry Carey winsover most of the people there with several acts of kindness andcharity. He especially makes a big fan of Betty Field who's a hankerin'after the Duke.

Carey's got a past secret and I think if you read the review you canfigure out what it is without me being explicit. But all is revealed inthe end and it's worth the wait.

Wayne and Carey have a great chemistry between them because next toJohn Ford, Harry Carey was probably the single biggest influence increating a star named John Wayne from a USC football player namedMarion Michael Morrison who earned some extra money working as a propman on silent movie sets. The same rapport between them is also carriedover to The Angel and the Badman which Wayne produced himself.

Shepherd of the Hills is a good film about some simple people with somegreat performances by the entire cast.

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