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The Southerner

1945 Rated NR 1hr 31m

Jean Renoir received a Best Director Oscar nod for this adaptation of George Sessions Perry's story about Sam (Zachary Scott), a tired Texan sharecropper who turns his energies to cultivating his own cotton crop. But Sam faces bitter odds as he struggles to build a better life for himself and his family in this rural take on the American Dream. A critical hit, The Southerner won Best Film at the 1946 Venice Film Festival.

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Movie Details

1946 Academy Award®
  • Best Sound nominee
  • Best Director nominee: Jean Renoir
  • Best Music Score nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono