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Daniel Boone (1936)

Approved | | Adventure, History, Western | 16 October 1936 (USA)
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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Banditen von Kain-Tu-Kei  »

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This film received its earliest documented telecasts 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 »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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IN MY GARDEN
Music by Jack Stern
Lyrics by Grace Hamilton (uncredited)
Sung by chorus
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Not bad for the genre
7 August 2001 | by (Greenwich Village, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

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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