Cinema: The New Pictures, Aug. 29, 1949

Roseanna McCoy (Samuel Goldwyn; RKO Radio). In all its years of mining movies out of the trigger-happy hills of U.S. history and legend, Hollywood had somehow never hit on the famous feud of the West Virginia Hatfields and the Kentucky McCoys. With Roseanna McCoy, Producer Sam Goldwyn and Director Irving (Enchantment) Reis have made good the oversight. The result is primarily a story of young love, more pastoral than pugnacious.

As Roseanna opens, all is quiet on the Hatfield-McCoy front. Over in West Virginia, the hot-tempered, hard-drinking Hatfields are helling about after bear and possum in their own backyard. On the Kentucky...

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