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The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Romance, War  |  15 September 1949 (USA)
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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. ... See full summary »

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Philip Dorn ...
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Willie Paine
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Ann Logan
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Blake Randolph
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Gen. Paul De Marchand
Grant Withers ...
George Hayden
Odette Myrtil ...
Madame De Marchand
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Beau Merritt
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Sister Hattie
Jack Pennick ...
Capt. Dan Carroll
Mickey Simpson ...
Jacques
Fred Graham ...
Carter Ward
Mabelle Koenig ...
Marie
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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 Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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ROUGHER, TOUGHER, MORE ROMANTIC THAT EVER! (original and reissue posters)


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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

John Breen: [to the mortally wounded Blake Randolph] Hello, hero.
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Featured in The John Wayne Anthology (1991) See more »

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Let Me Down, Oh Hangman
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Traditional
Music Arranged by George Antheil
New Lyrics by George Waggner
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The Duke and Hardy?
23 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Vera Ralston is Fleurette De Marchand, a member of a group of French exiles (They supported Napoleon, poor saps) living in Alabama. The Duke plays JohnBreen, a Kentucky rifleman who falls in love with her. John Howard plays the evil Blake Randolph, a man of power and standing who contrives a dastardly plot to steal both Ralston and her family's land. Oliver Hardy plays it all for laughs. He makes a great comic sidekick and I wish he'd played that role a little more often. The surveying scene is priceless.

This one is a cut above the usual Western oater with easy humor, romance and some enjoyable characterizations and dialogue


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