About

John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William Priest is involved variously in revealing the real identity of Lucy Lake, reliving his Civil War memories, preventing the lynching of a youth and contesting the elections with Yankee Horace K. Maydew.

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Directed by

John Ford

Written by

Laurence Stallings (Screenplay)
Irvin S. Cobb (Story)

Runtime

100 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

JUDGE BILLY PRIEST...the only man who ever called Mallie Crump a Lady

Cast

Keywords

small town judge election dancing kentucky yankee

Lists

#844 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?