Village Tale

  • 1935
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Starkly redolent of Sinclair Lewis' 1920 novel Main Street, this picture grimly studies the dark side of small town life. Gossipmongers, bigots, Babbitts, and hypocrites gather around the cracker barrel to destroy the lives of the innocent. The peaceful Scott is victimized as a result of his unfulfilled love for Hohl's wife, Johnson. Through innuendo and...read more

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Starkly redolent of Sinclair Lewis' 1920 novel Main Street, this picture grimly studies the dark side of small town life. Gossipmongers, bigots, Babbitts, and hypocrites gather around the cracker barrel to destroy the lives of the innocent. The peaceful Scott is victimized as a result of

his unfulfilled love for Hohl's wife, Johnson. Through innuendo and deceit, the yokels drive Hohl to make an unsuccesful attempt on Scott's life in the belief that the latter has cuckolded him. During brief intervals of boredom, they also conspire to drive another townsman to suicide. Unrelieved

by any touch of humor, this film was seen as one of the worst in the career of a fine director.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Starkly redolent of Sinclair Lewis' 1920 novel Main Street, this picture grimly studies the dark side of small town life. Gossipmongers, bigots, Babbitts, and hypocrites gather around the cracker barrel to destroy the lives of the innocent. The peaceful Sc… (more)

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