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J. Carrol Naish
During the 1700s, in the Great Lakes region the British troops have driven the French out and with help from the mercenary Hessian troops the British plan to annihilate the native tribes of the Ottawas.
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Bernard B. Ray
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In 1775, Daniel Boone leads thirty settler families to Kentucky where they face two threats: Indian raiders led by renegade white Simon Girty, who opposes settlement; and the schemes of effete Stephen Marlowe to seize title to the new lands. Perils, battles, escapes, and a love interest round out the story. Written by
Rod Crawford <email@example.com>
This genre includes "The Ten Commandments" and "Brigham Young". It's the strong and righteous man leading his people into a promised land. We've got a brave and good-looking Daniel Boone, portrayed by a handsome actor named George O'Brien. (The injuns strip his shirt off and tie him to a stake for a while, so we even get to see some skin.)
The villain is John Caradine portraying Simon Girty, a white man who leads the indians in attacking the settlers. There's also a noble black man, apparently someone's slave, who names the town (Boonesburg) and heroically goes off into the woods to follow his 10-year-old charge.
The best scenes have Daniel confronting pompous authorities. The very place where Boone chooses to settle has already been claimed by another, and Virginia (which claimed the territory of "Cain-Tuck-Ee" at the time) backs up this prior claim. Boone gets one good punch in, then accepts the law as final. Boonesburg seeks other territory to establish a community.
The version of the video that I rented is put out by VCI Home Video, and the box is nothing like the one depicted herein. It's really not a kid's movie, as the Good Housekeeping box seems to depict.
Anyway, it's a pretty entertaining flick.
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