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I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951)

The simple told story, based on Corra Harris' biographical book, of a Methodist minister, called to a north-Georgia mountain-community in 1910 who, with his gently-bred new bride, meets the... See full summary »

Director:

Henry King

Writers:

Corra Harris (novel), Lamar Trotti (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Susan Hayward ... Mary Elizabeth Eden Thompson
William Lundigan ... Rev. William Asbury Thompson
Rory Calhoun ... Jack Stark
Barbara Bates ... Jenny Brock
Gene Lockhart ... Jeff Brock
Lynn Bari ... Mrs. Billywith
Ruth Donnelly ... Glory White
Kathleen Lockhart ... Mrs. Brock
Alexander Knox ... Tom Salter
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Storyline

The simple told story, based on Corra Harris' biographical book, of a Methodist minister, called to a north-Georgia mountain-community in 1910 who, with his gently-bred new bride, meets the problems and crises of his circuit-riding congregation fearlessly and honestly. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'épreuve du bonheur See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Georgia, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Henry Fonda and Jeanne Crain were originally considered for the leading roles. See more »

Quotes

Tom Salter: I refuse to believe in a God who inflicts pain and suffering and permits all the injustices that are in this world. My mind tells me that such a God is not fit to be spat upon let alone worship. Nor do I believe He give a man a mind and then condemn him for using it to think with, any more than He give a bird wings and condemn it for flying. That's giving Him a great deal more credit than you do, Mr. Thompson, for all your religion.
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Soundtracks

In the Good Old Summertime
Music by George Evans
Lyrics by Ren Shields
Sung by the townspeople at the Sunday School picnic
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I really loved the plot and acting of this movie.
23 March 2008 | by jmc759See all my reviews

I believe that everyone involved with the story itself, screenwriter, director, production as well as the actors' portrayal was very good. It showed an accurate glimpse back to a much simpler place and time in rural Southern customs and attitudes concerning the human plight, as well as the controversy that always surrounds religion even in a small community in the mountains of North Georgia.

My family's roots were started there and many who have passed on lie underneath the red clay, where I too one day shall lay this body down. They don't have writers or actors today who could do this film. 20th Century Fox did well in backing this story. Don't know if it made them money at the box office, though it made a lasting impression of a precious moment in our past when life was lived at a much slower pace. A neighbor was a person you knew. Ahhh, to love thy neighbor as thyself.......what a radical idea !!!!!!! ENJOY !!!


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