Shiftless Jeeter Lester and his family of hillbilly stereotypes live in a rural backwater where their ancestors were once wealthy planters. Their slapstick existence is threatened by a bank’s plans to take over the land for more profitable farming.
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They're stupid, lazy and dishonest but John Ford tells us that they can be as heroic as the ones who stayed in History. Just check the scene of the Lesters's journey to the poorhouse. Highly recommended.
Même si l'incontournable metteur en scène John Ford ne retraduit pas vraiment le réalisme brutal voire sordide et l'érotisme exacerbé du célèbre roman de l'écrivain Erskine Caldwell, l'oeuvre reste d'une qualité évidente et pertinente... www.cinefiches.com