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Daniel Boone (1936)

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In 1775, Daniel Boone settles Kentucky, despite menacing Indians and renegade whites.

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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 <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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With bloodcurdling yells THE RED MAN STRUCK...A handful of whites against a swarm of savages! See more »


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16 October 1936 (USA)  »

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Banditen von Kain-Tu-Kei  »

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Daniel Boone: I wish I had let them hang you...
Simon Girty: You'll wish more than that before I get through with you. Tie him up. Get the fire.
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MAKE WAY
Written by Jack Stern, Grace Hamilton (uncredited) and Harry Tobias
Performed by Clarence Muse
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George O'Brien and John Carradine
20 January 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

1936's "Daniel Boone" benefits from the casting of George O'Brien in the title role, still a few years away from retirement. An accurate portrait of the rigors of life on the Kentucky frontier, complicated by omnipresent evildoer Simon Girty (John Carradine), leading a band of renegade Indians that indulge in murder and rape. Also conducting villainy from a safe distance is prissy British aristocrat Stephen Marlowe (Ralph Forbes), supported by the Virginia legislature in confiscating the land built up by Boone's people. Love interest is provided by Heather Angel, solid support from George Regas and Clarence Muse. Later appearing as a murderer on the 60s teleseries DANIEL BOONE ("The Witness"), Carradine, on loan from Fox, excels in one of his flashier villain roles; too bad the picture sags a bit when he's off screen too long (he appropriately wears a skunk-skin cap, as opposed to Boone's traditional coonskin).


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