Judge Priest
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Judge Priest
Will Rogers stars as Judge William "Billy" Priest, the common-sense Kentucky jurist created by humorist Irvin S. Cobb. The Judge's easygoing manner bothers many of the self-righteous good citizens of his small 19th-century hometown, imperiling his chances for re-election. The anecdotal plot boils down to a single storyline involving orphaned Anita Louise, reclusive David Landau (secretly Louise's father), and young attorney Tom Brown.The testimony that saves Landau from a murder charge is delivered by Civil War veteran H.B. Walthall, whose stirring loyalty to the Confederacy… More

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"Ford spends more time setting up a kind of slow-going Southern atmosphere, where everyone knows everyone and it's always just about time for another mint julep."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Agreeable Will Rogers vehicle from John Ford."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Will Rogers has found a part that is best suited for his talents as a populist humorist."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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