Gentleman from Dixie (1941)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Veteran screen menace Jack LaRue is the unlikely hero of Monogram's Gentleman From Dixie--and no one seems more surprised at this atypical casting than LaRue himself! The star is cast as ex-convict Thad Terrill, who upon his release heads to his family estate in the Deep South. It is here that Thad proves he's really a swell guy underneath by reuniting his young niece Betty Jean (Mary Ruth) with her long-estranged mother Margaret (Marian Marsh). He also manages to prove that he was innocent of the charge that sent him to prison by exposing the actual miscreant. Stereotypically cast as a faithful black retainer, Clarence Muse manages to invest a great deal of dignity and warmth in his two-dimensional character, and even gets to sing a couple of his own musical compositions.

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ex-convict, frame-up, prison, redemption, revenge