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Judge Priest (1934)

Directed by John Ford. Cast: Will Rogers, Tom Brown, Anita Louise, Henry B. Walthall, David Landau, Rochelle Hudson, Stepin Fetchit, Hattie McDaniel. A small town Judge William "Billy" Priest in the old South stirs up the place with stinging humor and common sense observances as he tangles with prejudices and civil injustices. 80 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database Reviews and articles: Perez, Gilberto. "Saying "Ain't" and Playing "Dixie": Rhetoric and Comedy in Judge Priest." Raritan. Spring 2004. Vol. 23, Iss. 4; p. 34 (21 pages) Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only