Stars in My Crown

Synopsis: Civil War veteran Josiah Grey comes to a small town to be a gospel minister. In time he has a family and many friends, but he also finds friction with a few of his parishioners. A young doctor grates at what he feels is the parson's interference in the scientific treatment of patients, and a mine owner resents Grey's protection of an old sharecropper whose small plot of land stands in the way of his continued mining. Grey must face a public health crisis and a lynch mob as a result, all seen and described through the eyes and memory of Grey's young nephew John.
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Director(s): Jacques Tourneur
Production: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
89 min

And I suppose if you have your way,

It'll be the same in the next.

John, you put those shoes

and stockings right back on.

They make my feet hot.

I don't care. You're not

Going to run around

barefoot on the Sabbath.

It isn't respectful.


Aw, Garfield.


Now, john, do exactly as

your aunt Harriet says.

Any woman who can bake a

chocolate cake as good as this

Deserves all the

consideration she can get.

Now, Harriet, honey,

About this hymn business.

It's for you to say what you want done

And for me to do it.

Don't be shy about

expressing your desires.

Just speak right up,

And I won't open my mouth...

except to do the preaching.

If the day ever comes when

you don't open your mouth...

that's my last word, Harriet...

except to do the preaching.

# Will there be any stars #

# Any stars in my crown #

# When at evening the sun goeth down #

# When I wake with the blessed #

# In those mansions of rest #

# Will there be any stars in my crown? #

After the

Parson and my aunt Harriet,

The most important people in my world

Were uncle famous Prill

and his old dog belle.

Uncle famous knew everything

about hunting and fishing,

And I don't guess there was

a boy or man in Walesburg

Who hadn't had him for a teacher.

# Any stars,

any stars in my crown #

# When at evening the sun goeth... #

Hello, john.

Hello, chloroform.

Hello, uncle famous.


Where are y'all going?


That's where I thought you was going.

Well, good-Bye, john.

Bye, chloroform.

Bye, uncle famous.


Boy, possess yourself.

Leave Mr. Frog be.

He ain't gonna help you catch no fish.

Oh, they ain't biting today.

Maybe they ain't, and maybe they is,

But I just seen a big old catfish

Come sneaking this way.

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