Following Napoleon's Waterloo defeat and the exile of his officers and their families from France, the U.S.Congress, in 1817, granted four townships in the Alabama territory to the exiles. Led by Colonel Georges Geraud and General Paul DeMarchand, the struggling settlers have made a thriving community, called Demopolis, by the summer of 1819. On a shopping trip to Mobile, Fleurette DeMarchand, the General's daughter, meets John Breen, a Kentucky rifleman, who detours his regiment through Demopolis to court her. But Fleurette, despite her wish to marry for love, must bow to the needs of her fellow exiles, who are at the mercy of the rich and wealthy Blake Randolph, and who wants her as his bride. But John Breen has no intention of allowing that to happen, resigns from his regiment, and takes up the fight against Randolph and his hirelings. Written by
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ROUGHER, TOUGHER, MORE ROMANTIC THAT EVER! (original and reissue posters)
Did You Know?
During the 23-year period where Oliver Hardy
made comedies with Stan Laurel
, this was one of only two movies in which he acted without his famous comedy partner. See more
A number of times the background music uses pieces of "La Marseillaise". Although associated with revolutionary and modern France, the song was banned by Emperor Napoleon. See more
I'll see to the horses.
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Music Arranged by George Antheil
New Lyrics by George Waggner See more