Spitfire (1934 film)

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Spitfire
Spitfire-1934.jpg
movie poster
Directed by John Cromwell
Produced by Pandro S. Berman
Written by Lula Vollmer (play and screenplay)
Jane Murfin (screenplay)
Starring Katharine Hepburn
Robert Young
Ralph Bellamy
Release date(s)
  • March 30, 1934 (1934-03-30)
Running time 87 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $223,000[1]
Box office $604,000[1]

Spitfire is a 1934 drama film based on the play Trigger by Lula Vollmer. It was directed by John Cromwell and starred Katharine Hepburn, Robert Young and Ralph Bellamy.[2][3]

Plot summary[edit]

Two engineers building a dam in the mountains, John Stafford (Robert Young) and George Fleetwood (Ralph Bellamy), are attracted to local hillbilly "spitfire" Trigger Hicks (Katharine Hepburn) who is the local faith healer. Things come to a head when the locals think she's a witch.

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Reception[edit]

The film was popular and (after cinema circuits deducted their exhibition percentage of boxoffice ticket sales) made a profit of $113,000.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931-1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p56
  2. ^ Variety film review; March 13, 1934, page 16.
  3. ^ Harrison's Reports film review; March 10, 1934, page 39.

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