Spitfire (1934 film)
|Directed by||John Cromwell|
|Produced by||Pandro S. Berman|
|Written by||Lula Vollmer (play and screenplay)
Jane Murfin (screenplay)
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.
- Katharine Hepburn as Trigger Hicks
- Robert Young as John Stafford
- Ralph Bellamy as George Fleetwood
- Martha Sleeper as Eleanor Stafford
- Louis Mason as Bill Grayson
- Sara Haden (as Sarah Haden) as Etta Dawson
- Virginia Howell as Granny Raines
- Sidney Toler as Jim Sawyer
- Will Geer (as High Ghere) as West Fry
- John Beck as Jake Hawkins
- Therese Wittler as Mrs. Jim Sawyer
The film was popular, despite Hepburn's miscasting, and (after cinema circuits deducted their exhibition percentage of boxoffice ticket sales) made a profit of $113,000.
- Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931-1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p56
- Variety film review; March 13, 1934, page 16.
- Harrison's Reports film review; March 10, 1934, page 39.
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