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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.


Sergeant Jimmy Bagby: [Offering Priest a drink] Have a snifter? Good corn!
Judge William 'Billy' Priest: You can smell the feet of the boy that ploughed it!


Judge William 'Billy' Priest: That's sort of a novelty, Herman, - the barber gettin' cut up! Whoever cut him up couldn't have cut him up much if they used the barber's razor.


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Fox bought the motion picture rights to the first three stories listed in the literature section. The fourth story, "The Mob from Massac," was inadvertently used without compensation.
John Ford later used the line about a drinker's breath being 'like a hot mince pie' in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon.
Stepin Fetchit reprised his role for the 1953 remake, The Sun Shines Bright.
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