The Southerner (1945) 1080p YIFY Movie

The Southerner (1945) 1080p

The Southerner is a movie starring Zachary Scott, Betty Field, and J. Carrol Naish. The life of the poor Tucker family, that worked as cotton pluggers and decided to get their own ground, but nature is against them.

IMDB: 7.33 Likes

  • Genre: Drama |
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 1.76G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 92
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 1 / 1

The Synopsis for The Southerner (1945) 1080p

Sam Tucker, a cotton picker, in search of a better future for his family, decides to grow his own cotton crop. In the first year, the Tuckers battle disease, a flood, and a jealous neighbor. Can they make it as farmers?

The Director and Players for The Southerner (1945) 1080p

[Director]Jean Renoir
[Role:]Zachary Scott
[Role:]J. Carrol Naish
[Role:]Betty Field
[Role:]Beulah Bondi

The Reviews for The Southerner (1945) 1080p

There Were Giants in the EarthReviewed bywes-connorsVote: 7/10

Texas cotton-picker Zachary Scott (as Sam Tucker) watches his uncle die in the fields and decides to take the old man's advice, "Grow your own crop." Fully aware of the challenge ahead, Mr. Scott takes his family to live as sharecroppers on a farm he hopes will become profitable. Scott, attractive wife Betty Field (as Nona), their two pre-teen children and cranky old Beulah Bondi (as "Granny") move into a dilapidated shack on the property. We never know what is holding the rickety structure up; built to fall, the leaning shack looks like it wouldn't stand up during a light breeze. The family's struggle becomes even more difficult than Scott imagined. Most notably, his son becomes deathly ill due to lack of milk and vegetables. There is no help from nasty J. Carrol Naish (as Devers), who lives next door. Far from neighborly, Mr. Naish won't even give a cup of milk to save the boy's life...

This may be masterpiece-maker (see 1937's "La Grande Illusion") Jean Renoir's most admired "Hollywood" effort, if not his greatest produced in the US. One of the year's most acclaimed films, "The Southerner" won awards from the highly-regarded "National Board of Review" (Best Director) and Venice Festival (Best Film). While less frequently noted, Zachary Scott finished at #8 in the "New York Film Critics" poll as the year's Best Actor. The star also supported Joan Crawford in "Mildred Pierce" (later in 1945). Scott was at a career peak and his failure to receive an "Academy Award" nomination is somewhat surprising. Scott's performance for Mr. Renoir is excellent; it even helps to balance some of the film's more off-putting, cartoonish qualities. Veteran cinematographer Lucien Andriot contributes to the poetic bleakness, and Renoir's production designer Eugene Lourie shows his usual skills.

******* The Southerner (4/30/45) Jean Renoir ~ Zachary Scott, Betty Field, Beulah Bondi, J. Carrol Naish

Farmers working the against nature...Reviewed byDoylenfVote: 7/10

THE SOUTHERNER is notable for giving ZACHARY SCOTT his first real chance to shine as a promising new movie actor headed for stardom, teaming him with the always reliable BETTY FIELD as the wife of a dirt poor farmer in this Depression-era saga, uplifting despite the adversity of their situation due to Jean Renoir's fine direction.

"Grow your own crop," Scott, a Texas farmer, is told by his dying uncle. He struggles with his family to do just that--and THE SOUTHERNER becomes a tale of survival against the cruel twists and turns of nature. BEULAH BONDI is the stubborn Granny whose bark is worse than her bite, but she does tend to get annoying in her whining ways.

Working the land and making farmland self-supporting is never an easy matter and it gets plenty of negative treatment here with the odds against the struggling family at every turn. J. CARROLL NAISH and NORMAN LLOYD as hard-nosed neighbors make themselves utterly unlikeable (but believable) as Scott's uncooperative neighbors, unwilling to spare some milk for him when his son is ill. PERCY KILBRIDE comes to his rescue with a rented cow and later becomes his father-in-law, marrying BLANCHE YURKA.

But there are still hardships ahead, including a severe storm that destroys all the crops, serving to emphasize the man against nature theme of the entire story. Everything is destroyed but the human spirit.

Scott, Field and Bondi give heartfelt performances, with Bondi a bit over-the-top as Granny. It's not in the same class with THE GRAPES OF WRATH but it does create a sympathetic portrait of farmers who work the land.

Based on a novel called "Hold Autumn in Your Hand", it stands the test of time largely because of the performances.

Moving if you let it move you, but sentimental and overworn stuffReviewed bysecondtakeVote: 6/10

The Southerner (1945)

This is such a deliberately sentimental, salt-of-the-earth story, filmed with intelligence but no particular innovation, it's hard to believe the same director made one of my favorite movies, "Rules of the Game," with all its energy and sophistication. Can it be even as relevant as it seems to want to be, six years after the depression ended, and everyone's attention on the war, the bomb, and the returning soldiers with no jobs? In fact, the more you watch it the more it seems like a parody--but to make a tongue-in-cheek movie about something this earthy would be a kind of slap at the soul of the country.

So what's to be though, or said? It almost has the documentary feel of a Flaherty film (from twenty years earlier). The heartfelt and rather sympathetic tone is offset (for me) by the obvious types played out--the terribly good neighbors and the backwards mean ones, the struggling good wife and the struggling good husband (both smart and stubborn and beautiful). You can have your preferences, of course, but if I compare to "Grapes of Wrath," as one example, I see a whole different kind of movie making, from acting style to photographic intensity to a story with complexity as well as sentimental warmth.

But let's look at the other hand. This is not a slick Hollywood film. It was produced (funded and controlled) by the director himself, and he was able to keep what I call a European feel to the filming, something more honest. And the themes may well come from the huge trauma of Renoir's own life, having escaped from Europe and made an anti-Nazi film but felt adrift. This is his first straight American film, and he may in fact not know his subject directly, but only through the FSA photographs, LIFE magazine stories, and the book that it was based on, a pop fiction bit of pulp fiction in its own way.

Heartbreak, bad weather, and ever transcendent human compassion merge together in this well made but imperfect film, sometimes regarded as Renoir's best American effort. Take it on your terms.

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