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
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This film received its earliest documented telecasts in Cleveland Wednesday 1 September 1948 on WEWS (Channel 5), in New York City Thursday 25 November 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Sunday 10 April 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »
I wish I had let them hang you...
You'll wish more than that before I get through with you. Tie him up. Get the fire.
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Early Daniel Boone adventure with several struggles , raids and spectacular outdoors
The picture deals as the title says about Daniel Boone ( George O'Brien ) , as famous scout , he leads some settler families towards Kentucky state ; meanwhile he falls in love with a beautiful colonist ( Heather Angel ) facing off her suitor ( Ralph Forbes ) . Besides , he'll confront Indians led by a nasty villain ( John Carradine ) , risks and numerous perils.
The film is based on real events , these are the following : In 1775,after mediating the purchase of 20 million acres of Kentucky Cherokee land,which was about to be opened to white settlers as the 14th colony,Transylvania,the 40 years old Boone(1734-1820,dead at the age of 85) led colonials to blaze trail.Driving northward from Tenessee through the Cumberland Gap to the Kentucky River,they cleared the famous Wilderness Road,which ended at a settlement on the Kentucky, they called Boonesborough in honor to his name.Daniel Boone as militia leader charged with directing the defense of Kentucky's frontier settlements against Indian attacks and stalled a raid on defenseless women and children left in Boonesboro.Captured by Shawnees and after escaping,Boone reached the settlement in time to help fight off Indian attack and his legend grew to epic proportions and would gain an inflated reputation as Indian fighter ,learning his wilderness skills from friendly Native Americans whose ways he respected and understood.In fact,the myths about Boone's prowess abounded and multiplied even in his own time,but in true,Boone never relished fighting Native Americans and may have killed only one Indian during his entire career and contrary to myth he never wore a coonskin cap.His greatest legacy is,perhaps,his undying legend as the first trail-brazer of America's advance to the West coast
The motion picture packs adventures , battles , action though is a little bit outdated because of being an early talkie the film-copy is worn-out. The flick will appeal to old movies buffs and frontier western enthusiasts.
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