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The Son of Davy Crockett (1941)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Western  -  15 July 1941 (USA)
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The last solo-starring feature film Bill Elliott made for Columbia, as his next eight westerns for Columbia featured Tex Ritter as his co-star. Young Dave Crockett and his sidekick ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Bill Elliott ...
Iris Meredith ...
Doris Mathews
Kenneth MacDonald ...
King Canfield
Richard Fiske ...
Jesse Gordon
Eddy Waller ...
Grandpa Mathews
Henchman Jack Ringe (as Don Curtis)
Paul Scardon ...
Edmund Cobb ...
Henchman Lance
Steve Clark ...
Henchman Curly
Harrison Greene ...


The last solo-starring feature film Bill Elliott made for Columbia, as his next eight westerns for Columbia featured Tex Ritter as his co-star. Young Dave Crockett and his sidekick Cannonball find themselves on the trail of water-hole poisoners in the territory known as The Yucca Strip which, through a surveying error, is neither part of the United States nor Indian Territory. King Canfield, self-appointed ruler of the strip, is determined to see that the residents can't vote themselves into the Union through an honest election. Crockett and Cannonball side with the ranchers and townspeople against Canfield and his legion of henchmen to establish the strip as part of Texas.Accuracy footnote: Gail Pictures, Inc. had no connection at all to the production of this film (as shown on site), as Gail Pictures was a TV distributor only. Columbia produced and distributed it to theaters, and Gail had it for television, while Astor pictures had it for re-issue showings after WW II. Written by Les Adams <>

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THE SON OF A HERO..AND A TWO-FISTED, HARD-FIGHTIN' SON-OF-A-GUN! Spreadin' the glory of Uncle Sam in the wildest part of the West! See more »


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15 July 1941 (USA)  »

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Blue Clay  »

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1.37 : 1
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One of over a hundred Columbia features, mostly Westerns, sold to Hygo Television Films in the 1950s, who marketed them under the name of Gail Pictures; opening credits were redesigned, with some titles misspelled, the credit order of the players rearranged, some names misspelled, and new end titles attached, thus eliminating any evidence of their Columbia roots. Apparently, the original material was not retained in most of the cases, and the films have survived, even in the Sony library, only with these haphazardly created replacement opening and end credits. See more »

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The "son" is asked to help bring Texas into the Union.
21 October 1998 | by (Coconut Creek, FL) – See all my reviews

While strictly B fare, this modest little film zips right along. Elliot is excellent, Hayes has lines that don't insult your intelligence and Iris Meredith is easy on the eyes.

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