Stars in My Crown (1950)

Cautiously Recommended
USA
Feature Film
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Writers: Joe David Brown, Margaret Fitts
Cinematographer: Charles Schoenbaum
Composer: Adolph Deutsch
Narrator: Marshall Thompson
Cast: Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, Dean Stockwell, Alan Hale, Lewis Stone, James Mitchell, Amanda Blake, Juano Hernandez

A sentimental chap narrates rose-tintedly the story of his childhood growing up in a small town at the end of the 19th century with the local parson, relating stories of po-faced young doctors, typhoid infected wells, wistful Ku Klux Klanners, and travelling magicians, in Tourneur’s warm, gently funny, and often touching though irredeemably schmaltzy drama. Iain.Stott