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The Return of Daniel Boone (1941)

 -  Western  -  7 May 1941 (USA)
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Leach Kilgrain has a plan to gain control of all the ranches in Pecos. His unscrupulous Mayor Ewell boosts taxes higher than the ranchers can pay, and Kilgrain plans to buy the land cheaply... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Bill Elliott ...
Wild Bill Boone
Betty Miles ...
Ellen Brandon
Ray Bennett ...
Leach Killgrain
Walter Soderling ...
Mayor Elwell
Carl Stockdale ...
Jeb Brandon
Bud Osborne ...
Henchman Red
Francis Walker ...
Bowers, Henchman
Lee Powell ...
Tax Collector Fuller
Tom Carter ...
Wagner, Rancher
Edmund Cobb ...
Henderson, Rancher
Verda Rodik ...
Singer Melinda (as The Rodik Twins)
Verna Rodik ...
Singer Matilda (as The Rodik Twins)


Leach Kilgrain has a plan to gain control of all the ranches in Pecos. His unscrupulous Mayor Ewell boosts taxes higher than the ranchers can pay, and Kilgrain plans to buy the land cheaply at foreclosure sales. Ellen Brandon rebels and shoots the tax collector Fuller when he visits her father, Jeb Brandon. While running from Kilgrain's henchie posse, she encounters Wild Bill Boone, grandson of the famous Daniel Boone, and forces him to change horses with her. Bill rides into Pecos and Kilgrain, knowing his reputation as a gunfighter, offers Bill the job of tax collector, and Bill accepts with the intention of getting evidence against kilgrain and the Mayor. He wires his friend Cannonball to bring a large amount of money to Pecos. Bill marks the money and gives it to the Mayor, saying it represents taxes he has collected. Meanwhile, Cannonball has his own problems as he is pursued by twins Melinda and Matilda and he thinks they are the same girl. Bill, gets the evidence he needs when ... Written by Les Adams <>

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When he reached for his gun, outlaws reached for the sky!







Release Date:

7 May 1941 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Ellen Brandon: What do you think we'd better do?
Bill Boone: Well, I may be throwing a big loop, but there's still one chance.
Ellen Brandon: What is it?
Bill Boone: It's something I got to do alone. You can round up all your friends and ride into town and by the time you get there, I'll either have the proof we need, or you can get shovels and dig me a permanent home.
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Beware of the Company You Keep
Played on the accordian and sung by Dub Taylor
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They didn't write them like this very often, especially in 1941
23 July 2011 | by (Palm Springs, CA) – See all my reviews

I just watched this on Encore Westerns and aside from the print being excellent, the writing and especially Bill Elliott's acting was superior. His dialog was snappy, to the point and that is exactly how he delivered it, as he always did.

My only complaint was that they had to fill up time with songs that were cute, and 2 young women 'in love' with Dub Taylor's character, but kind of amateurish. Dub, as always, handled it all very well.

I've never seen a Bill Elliott movie that didn't move right along and please me, plus he actually looked the characters he played and he was one heck of a fighter.

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