The Shepherd of the Hills

Synopsis: Young Matt Masters, an Ozark Mountains moonshiner, hates the father he has never seen, who apparently deserted Matt's mother and left her to die. His obsession contributes to the hatred rampant in the mountains. However, the arrival of a stranger, Daniel Howitt, begins to positively affect the mountain people, who learn to shed their hatred under his gentle influence. Still, Matt does not quite trust Howitt.....
Director(s): Henry Hathaway
Production: Paramount Pictures
98 min

Your daddy will be gettin'

anxious, won't he, Sammy?


Did you ever get to feel

how good mud is?

No, but I wish I had.

I almost stepped on a cloud.

Morning, and howdy to ya, Sammy!

Same to you, Kip.

Wife mendin'?

Fine. She's talkin' like a windmill.


Yeah. Catched 'em

down by the ol' Beany.

Grasshopper bait?

No. Noodlin'!


Hello, Mrs. Schulz. How's the baby?

Just fine, Sammy. Wait,

Sammy. I wanna go in the store.

We might need more money

when we get up to Mathews'.

Corky? He won't lend you no money.

He won't even let you look at none.

I don't want to borrow any money.

I only want to cash a check.

A check? Yeah. A check is

a piece of paper, a note.

Like a mortgage?

Well, no, not... not exactly.

A check is a... A check is an exchange.

You mean, like a swap.

Well, uh, yes, in a way.

You see, a check is...

A check is a letter,

a letter to the bank

where I have my money,

tellin' them to... to pay cash

to whoever has that letter.

Is it honest?

Yes, if you have the money

in the bank.

All right,

I'd like to see you do it.

Hello, Hank!

Hello, Sammy.

Let's see, Mrs. Palestrom.

Hello, Mrs. Kundy.

I got Coleby's Cholera Tincture,

Miss Wassop's Soothing Syrup,

Kittredge's Salve and Wahoo Tonic.

Could be she might

be needin' worm cakes.

Nope, 'tain't that. I put a dried tater

chip and two crawdad legs in her bed,

but she's still got that seldom feelin',

complainin' from head to heel.

How much is them?

I'm gettin' tired of soakin'

sugar s-s-sops.

Better do somethin' about

that neck rash you got there.

'Tain't rash. It's the dye

from off my shirt.

I didn't souse it enough in lye water.

You oughta see our young'uns

just like a passel of pure redskins.

Them's 30 cents.

The mouthpiece is for nothin'.

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Grover Jones

Grover Jones (November 15, 1893 – September 24, 1940) was an American screenwriter - often teamed with William Slavens McNutt - and film director. He wrote more than 104 films between 1920 and his death. He also was a film journal publisher and prolific short story writer. Jones was born in Rosedale, Indiana, grew up in West Terre Haute, Indiana, and died in Hollywood, California. He was the father of American polo pioneer Sue Sally Hale. more…

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