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Of Human Hearts (1938)

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103 min | Drama, Western

This is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son Jason yearns to be a doctor, helping people in the ...See moreThis is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son Jason yearns to be a doctor, helping people in the earthly realm. It is a rich story about striving for excellence, the tension of father-son rebellion, and the love of a mother that can never die. Written by See less
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Writers
Bradbury Foote (screen play) | Honore Morrow (story "Benefits Forgot") (as Honoré Morrow)
Cinematographer
Clyde De Vinna (photographed by)
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Updated Feb 5, 1938

Release date
Feb 11, 1938 (United States)

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39 cast members
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Walter Huston
Ethan Wilkins Ethan Wilkins   See fewer
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James Stewart
Jason Wilkins Jason Wilkins   See fewer
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Beulah Bondi
Mary Wilkins Mary Wilkins   See fewer
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Guy Kibbee
George Ames George Ames   See fewer
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Charles Coburn
Dr. Charles Shingle Dr. Charles Shingle   See fewer
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John Carradine
President Lincoln President Lincoln   See fewer
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Ann Rutherford
Annie Hawks Annie Hawks   See fewer
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Charley Grapewin
Jim Meeker Jim Meeker   See fewer
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Leona Roberts
Sister Clarke Sister Clarke   See fewer
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Clem Bevans
Elder Massey Elder Massey   See fewer
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Arthur Aylesworth
Rufus Inchpin Rufus Inchpin   See fewer
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Gene Reynolds
Jason Wilkins - as a Child Jason Wilkins - as a Child   See fewer
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Leatrice Joy Gilbert
Annie Hawks - as a Child Annie Hawks - as a Child   See fewer
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Sterling Holloway
Chauncey Ames Chauncey Ames   See fewer
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Charles Peck
Chauncey Ames - as a Child Chauncey Ames - as a Child   See fewer
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Robert McWade
Dr. Lupus Crumm Dr. Lupus Crumm   See fewer
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Minor Watson
Capt. Griggs Capt. Griggs   See fewer
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Grace Bohanon
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ward Bond
Lout Laughing in Church (uncredited) Lout Laughing in Church (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francis X. Bushman Jr.
Churchgoer (uncredited) Churchgoer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tex Cooper
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jules Cowles
Churchgoer (uncredited) Churchgoer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Esther Dale
Mrs. Cantwell (uncredited) Mrs. Cantwell (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Fields
Horse Owner (uncredited) Horse Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Forte
Army Intern (uncredited) Army Intern (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brenda Fowler
Mrs. Ames (uncredited) Mrs. Ames (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rosina Galli
Mrs. Ardsley (uncredited) Mrs. Ardsley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Harris
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Evelyn Kurt
School Kid (uncredited) School Kid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Kurt
School Kid (uncredited) School Kid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank McGlynn Jr.
Lout Laughing in Church (uncredited) Lout Laughing in Church (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roger Moore
Attendant at College of Surgery (uncredited) Attendant at College of Surgery (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mulhall
Soldier Holding Pilgrim the Horse (uncredited) Soldier Holding Pilgrim the Horse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anne O'Neal
Mrs. Hawks (uncredited) Mrs. Hawks (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Bates Post
Horse Buyer (uncredited) Horse Buyer (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Stack
Uniform Salesman (uncredited) Uniform Salesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phillip Terry
Army Intern (uncredited) Army Intern (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Trowbridge
Doctor Attending Capt. Griggs (uncredited) Doctor Attending Capt. Griggs (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 911 votes