Village Tale

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Village Tale ★ 1935

Relentlessly nasty drama about the harm gossip can do. Small town know-nothings gather at the general store to spread lies about their neighbors, leading to suicide and attempted murder. Adapted from the Philip Strong novel. 80m/B VHS . Randolph Scott, Kay Johnson, Dorothy Burgess, Donald Meek, Andy Clyde, Guinn “Big Boy” Williams, Arthur Hohl, Robert Barrat, Janet Beecher, Edward Ellis; D: John Cromwell; C: Nicholas Musuraca.