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Judge Priest (1934) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by John Ford and produced by Sol M. Wurtzel.

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Judge Priest (1934)

By Beatrice on Apr 28, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Judge Priest? Directed by John Ford 1934/USA Fox Film Corporation First viewing #85 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This is essentially a love letter to a simpler time – in this case 1890′s Kentucky, where folks still remember the glories of the antebellum South vividly. ?Ju... Read full article

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Judge William 'Billy' Priest: Your honor, as I recollect the procedure, at the time bein' I'm an ordinary member of the bar in good standing.
Judge Floyd Fairleigh: Not ordinary, sir, but absolutely in good standing.

Judge William 'Billy' Priest: Ain't you gonna put your shoes on?
Jeff Poindexter: Well, I'm savin' 'em in case my feet wear out, and then I'll have 'em.
Judge William 'Billy' Priest: Hmmm.
Judge William 'Billy' Priest: As much sittin' around as you do, it won't be your feet that will wear out.

[first lines]
Judge William 'Billy' Priest: Hear! Hear! Hear! Court's called to order!

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John Ford later used the line about a drinker's breath being 'like a hot mince pie' in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon.
"Based on Irvin S. Cobb's character of 'Judge Priest'" was a compromise onscreen source credit. Fox wanted to use "Based on the Judge Priest Stories by Irwin S. Cobb," but Mr. Cobb objected because he had written over 70 stories, was still writing them, and the statement might inhibit future sales of them.
Some characters were created exclusively for the film including Ellie May Gillespie, Jerome Priest, and Virginia Maydew.
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