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Judge Priest


Dir. John Ford. 1934, 80 mins. 16mm. With Will Rogers. In his second film with Ford, Will Rogers plays a noble judge who wants to rescue rural southerners from their prejudices. He tries to vindicate the secret father of an “orphaned” girl. Dave Kehr wrote that Judge Priest is “one of the most deeply felt visions of community in the American cinema.”

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