The Shepherd of the Hills (1941) 720p YIFY Movie

The Shepherd of the Hills (1941)

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: 7.18 Likes

  • Genre: Adventure | Drama
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 687.12M
  • Resolution: 1280*800 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 98
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 1 / 3

The Synopsis for The Shepherd of the Hills (1941) 720p

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) 720p

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


The Reviews for The Shepherd of the Hills (1941) 720p


An interesting story, coincidentally given the same title as Harold Bell Wright's famous novelReviewed byLanin ThomasmaVote: 7/10

I found this to be an interesting, compelling story. I'd be curious to know where the producers of the film came up with it. It was certainly not based on Harold Bell Wright's novel "The Shepherd of the Hills", despite their use of the book's cover in the opening sequence, and of like-named characters throughout the movie.

I didn't dislike the film, and I would recommend it to anyone as an enjoyable work. I would also recommend, after having watched it, to find a copy of Wright's book "The Shepherd of the Hills" and read it as well. It's quite a good story, too. Don't worry about the film giving away the ending of the book - there's no resemblance between the two.

The trail of the lonesome manReviewed bydbdumonteilVote: 8/10

This is an overlooked John Wayne movie ,as well as an overlooked Hathaway's -who in his long career produced more great or good movies than wretched ones :"Peter Ibbetson" is one of the most beautiful romantic movies I know,"lives of a Bengal lancer is adventures movie quintessence and "Niagara" remains one of Marilyn Monroe's best films ,to name but three.

John Wayne is cast against type in "the shepherd" ;he is not really the he-man but a frail human being ,born under a bad sign , with a curse hanging over him .The characters and the atmosphere are not unlike those of "the trail of the lonesome pine" which Hathaway made five years earlier ,with the same wonderful color.

Some scenes are admirable:when Wayne 's old man enters the room of the old home,he feels a presence in the room : the furniture, the things ,everything reminds him of the woman he's never stopped loving (he is as romantic as Peter Ibbetson!).Another memorable scene shows the old man and his son fishing in the river :watch closely and you'll hear a ravaged tale ;the gentler side of the movie hides real fury (and Hathaway does not indulge himself a flashback of the stormy fateful night).

Actually,John Wayne 's character is not so much bitter as wistful and it's one of the actors' best performances;but it's all the cast that should be praised .Add it to your Hathaway list.

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.

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