Of Human Hearts Poster

Release Date: 1938

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
When preacher Ethan Wilkins (Walter Huston) relocates to a small, hardscrabble town on the Ohio River, he's surprised by the poor treatment he gets from the locals, but bears it quietly. His son, Jason (James Stewart), however, hates the town. Against his father's wishes, he aspires to be a doctor, and demands that his mother (Beulah Bondi) sell off her few possessions to pay for his education. When the Civil War breaks out, he finds success as a surgeon, but is estranged from his family.

Cast: Walter Huston, James Stewart, Beulah Bondi, Gene Reynolds, Guy Kibbee, Charles Coburn, John Carradine, Ann Rutherford

Director: Clarence Brown

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Mother, Rise, Brash, Underdog, Emotional, Small town, Family, School


Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role