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50 Ratings

God's Little Acre

Directed by Anthony Mann
United States, 1958
Drama, Comedy, Romance


In the 1950s, a poor Georgia cotton farmer and his sons search for the gold presumably buried on the farm by their grandfather but problems related to poverty, marital infidelity, unemployment and booze threaten to destroy their family.

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God's Little Acre Directed by Anthony Mann

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1959 | Winner: Most Promising Newcomer - Female

Critics reviews

A more pathetic lead actor might’ve tipped things into straight mockery, but stolid, sensitive (and spray-grayed) Robert Ryan is able to lend Ty Ty—the widowed patriarch with gold fever, damaged sons and hyper-libidinous daughters—a queer dignity, even when he’s buying into the gold-sniffing knack of albinos or unfavorably comparing a landscape painting to Coca-Cola signs.
September 02, 2015
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