Sam Tucker is a cotton picker in Texas who decides to start his own farm. He and wife Nona and children Jot and Daisy set out with nothing but two mules and a bit of seed. They face many obstacles – a dry well, hunger, sickness, an avaricious neighbor, and, of course, bad weather – but they persist. Can they outlast the tribulations?
The Southerner is a 1945 American film directed by the celebrated French director Jean Renoir (The Rules of the Game, The Grand Illusion, The River), based on the novel Hold Autumn in Your Hand by George Sessions Perry. The film received Oscar nominations for Best Director, Original Music Score and Sound.