Romance of the Limberlost (1938)

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“Romance of the Limberlost” released in 1938 and directed by William Nigh. The movie is based on the same book, “A Girl of the Limberlost,” by Gene Stratton-Porter, that I mentioned in my previous response.

The movie tells the story of Elnora Comstock, a young girl living near the Limberlost swamp who is determined to attend high school despite her impoverished background and unsupportive father. Along the way, she discovers a talent for singing and falls in love with a young man named Phillip Ammon.

The movie, like the book, explores themes of perseverance, the power of nature, and the importance of education. However, it also includes elements of romance and melodrama, which were common in movies of that era.

In summary, “Romance of the Limberlost” is a movie adaptation of the classic novel “A Girl of the Limberlost,” which tells the story of a young girl’s struggles to overcome poverty and achieve her dreams, while also including elements of romance and drama.

William Nigh

Gene Stratton-Porter, Marion Orth

Jean Parker, Eric Linden, Marjorie Main

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