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In the tiny community of Woodsville, young Danny Hawkins (Dane Clark) is constantly tormented by his fellow townspeople because his father was put to death for killing another man. When he hopes to put his dark family history behind him and begin a relationship with warmhearted teacher Gilly Johnson (Gail Russell), local bullies try to put a stop to the romance by jumping Danny. After accidentally killing one of his attackers, Danny must struggle to escape the same fate as his father.

Release Date

October 1, 1948

Running Time

90 minutes

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Dane Clark

Dane Clark

Gail Russell

Gail Russell

Ethel Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore


Director Frank Borzage

Screenplay Charles F. Haas

Producer Charles F. Haas

Cinematography John L. Russell

Editing Harry Keller

Music William Lava

Distributor Republic Pictures

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