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Girl of the Ozarks (1936)

A sweet little country girl has issues with school. Her mother is ill. The school threatens to send her to an orphanage.


William Shea




Cast overview:
Virginia Weidler ... Edie Moseley
Henrietta Crosman ... Granny Moseley
Leif Erickson ... Tom Bolton (as Leif Erikson)
Elizabeth Russell ... Gail Rogers
Russell Simpson ... Bascomb Rogers
Janet Young ... Maw Moseley
Louis Mason ... Sheriff Lem Stuart
Nora Cecil ... Miss Trent
Lois Kent Lois Kent ... Claire Rogers
Arthur Aylesworth ... Buck Wilder
Harry Bates Harry Bates ... Jonas Toler
Nelson McDowell ... Seth Tanner
Ben Hall Ben Hall ... Clerk (scenes deleted)
Jane Keckley Jane Keckley ... Mrs. Wilder


A sweet little country girl has issues with school. Her mother is ill. The school threatens to send her to an orphanage.

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Release Date:

12 June 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Good for Nothing See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of over 700 Paramount Productions filmed between 1929 and 1949 which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »


When Edie leaves the shack with a shotgun, she's carrying it under her left arm. When we cut to the exterior shot of her coming through the doorway, it's under her right one. See more »


Old Dan Tucker
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Performed by Virginia Weidler
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What a bunch of jerks!
12 May 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Girl of the Ozarks" is a film about a lonely little girl who just doesn't fit in at school. She comes from an impoverished family, her mother is extremely sickly and the child just needs some loving discipline. But instead, the school see tiny little Edie (Virginia Weidler) as incorrigible...though she's got a lot of promise and is actually rather sweet. In fact, the school keeps threatening to send her to the County Home (who would have thought the school had the authority to do this)! So what's gonna happen to her? See the film.

The film is sweet but also a bit saccharine and heavy-handed. It's not bad...but the more cynical out there probably would find it all a bit too much.

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