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)
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was so pleased with the chemistry between he and Oliver Hardy
that he offered Hardy the role of "permanent comic sidekick" in subsequent movies. By the time this picture was released, Stan Laurel
had recovered from his illness and was able to return to the Laurel & Hardy team, so Hardy (graciously, of course) declined Wayne's offer. See more
During the party with music in the Mansion near the end of the film, it is obvious when watching all the violins being played that John Wayne and Oliver Hardy do not know how to play the violins; they aren't even close to pretending to play the instrument. See more
[holding up a glass
Have a shot?
[holding up his wounded arm
Just had one.
Let Me Down, Oh Hangman
Music Arranged by George Antheil
New Lyrics by George Waggner See more