~Judgment of the Hills~
1927
~Frankie Darro & Virginia Valli~
~Cast~

Virginia Valli ...  Margaret Dix
Frankie Darro ...  Tad Dennison
Orville Caldwell ...  Brant Dennison
Frank McGlynn Jr. ...  Jeb Marks
John Gough ...  Lige Turney (as Johnny Gough)
Cammilla Johnson ...  Girl (uncredited)
~Plot Synopsis~
Tad, a wistful child of the Kentucky hills, worships his big brother, Brant, who is addicted to
alcohol. At the persuasion of schoolteacher Margaret Dix, Brant allows Tad to attend school.
When Brant does not evidence a desire to go to war, Margaret tells him he is unworthy to be
called a man, and after receiving a draft summons, Brant meets Jeb, who has returned from the
war badly maimed. Brant hides in the mountains until he is found by the sheriff and sent off to
camp. He returns home as a decorated hero but hopelessly drunk. Stung by little Tad's
reprovals, Brant resolves to reform, bringing happiness and understanding to the boy and
Margaret.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: James Leo Meehan

Written by: Dorothy Yost
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Robertson-Cole
Pictures Corporation

Distribution Company: Film Booking Offices
of America

Cinematography by: Allen G. Siegler
Assistant Director: Charles Kerr
Presenter: Joseph P. Kennedy

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: August 1, 1927
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