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Roseanna McCoy (1949)

The saga of the Hatfield-and-McCoy feud is romanticized in Samuel Goldwyn's Roseanna McCoy. Newcomer Joan Evans stars as the title character, whose elopement with Johnse Hatfield serves to ... See full summary »

Directors:

Irving Reis, Nicholas Ray (uncredited)

Writers:

John Collier, Alberta Hannum (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Farley Granger ... Johnse Hatfield
Joan Evans ... Roseanna McCoy
Charles Bickford ... Devil Anse Hatfield
Raymond Massey ... Old Randall McCoy
Richard Basehart ... Mounts Hatfield
Gigi Perreau ... Allifair McCoy
Aline MacMahon ... Sarie McCoy
Marshall Thompson ... Tolbert McCoy
Lloyd Gough ... Phamer McCoy
Peter Miles Peter Miles ... Little Randall McCoy
Arthur Franz ... Thad Wilkins
Frank Ferguson ... Ellison Hatfield
Elisabeth Fraser ... Bess McCoy
Hope Emerson ... Levisa Hatfield
Dan White ... Abel Hatfield
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The saga of the Hatfield-and-McCoy feud is romanticized in Samuel Goldwyn's Roseanna McCoy. Newcomer Joan Evans stars as the title character, whose elopement with Johnse Hatfield serves to further fuel the flames of the deadly mountain feud.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blodhævn See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Dirctor Nicholas Ray shot re-takes after Irving Reis left the picture. See more »

Quotes

Johnse Hatfield: You go on home and I'll come and face up to your pa. Tell him I love you and the preacher's comin' to Thad's store and we're gonna be married.
Roseanna McCoy: What if he says "no?"
Johnse Hatfield: There ain't a big enough "no."
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Connections

Remade as The Hatfields and the McCoys (1975) See more »

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Roseanna
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
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Roseanna and Johnse
17 April 2010 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Probably Samuel Goldwyns's Roseanna McCoy a story based on the real life Hatfield/McCoy feud would be better known and received today if Paramount had not beaten Goldwyn to the hillbilly saga. Their films, The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine and Shepherd Of The Hills cover the subject far better and are in color.

It's Romeo and Juliet once again in a different setting in this film. During a county fair Johnse Hatfield played by Farley Granger meets and flips for young Roseanna McCoy played by newcomer Joan Evans. A hornet stings her and Granger with some first aid with amorous overtones saves her from infection. After that true love will try to win out even over a pair of families who have been feuding for generations.

The clan patriarchs are Charles Bickford and Raymond Massey for the Hatfields and McCoys respectively a pair of actors who could convey merciless hate better than most. The women are pretty good to in that department with Aline McMahon for the McCoys and Hope Emerson for the Hatfields. But the guy to watch in this film is Richard Basehart who did a fine line of psychotics in many of his film roles. He just loves being a Hatfield because it gives him an excuse to kill. A McCoy is just someone he's got permission to shoot at will, they're in 365 day hunting season as far as Basehart is concerned.

Color would have been nice, but some of the rural area of California substituted nicely for the Appalachins. Roseanna McCoy is not a bad film, but I prefer the ones I cited already from Paramount.


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