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Tol’able David (1921)

By Henry King


It tells a tale of rustic violence, where the young David has to prove himself against three thuggish men. They are responsible for the death of his father and the crippling of his brother. Also they terrorise the girl David has fallen in love with.

The story is based on the classic short story of the same title, first released in 1917, written by American author Joseph Hergesheimer. Would you like to read the book?

Major accolades received by Tol’able David (1921)

  • Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

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Read the book that inspired Tol’able David (1921)

Joseph Hergesheimer: Tol’able David
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