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The Kentuckian (1955)

 -  Drama | Western  -  7 August 1955 (Japan)
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A Kentucky widower bound for 1820's Texas with his young son is thwarted in his efforts by a corrupt constable, a long-standing family feud, and a beautiful indentured servant.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Elias Wakefield (Big Eli)
Dianne Foster ...
Hannah Bolen
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Susie Spann
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Zack Wakefield
Una Merkel ...
Sophie Wakefield
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Fletcher
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Pleasant Tuesday Babson
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Constable
Edward Norris ...
Roulette Dealer
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Stan Bodine
Donald MacDonald ...
Little Eli Wakefield
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Storyline

A frontiersman in 1820s Kentucky finds the area too civilized for his tastes, so he makes plans for he and his son to leave for the wild Texas country. However, he buys an indentured servant along the way, and her presence throws a monkey wrench into his plans. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Hunter...Frontiersman...Adventurer!

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Drama | Western

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7 August 1955 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Gabriel Horn  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

In April 1954 Lancaster was considering casting Brandon De Wilde as Little Eli Wakefield and Jane Wyman as Susie Spann. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Little Eli Wakefield: How long now, Pa? How many more days?
Elias Wakefield: We ain't much more than started!
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Referenced in Hollywood Remembers Walter Matthau (2001) See more »

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Not a bad yarn
21 September 2004 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

This was a decently put together film. Not too heavy but not too lightweight either, (the bullwhip fight with Matthau is almost worth the price of admission). It is a basic decent family film that doesn't get saccharine or soggy. The white indentured servant angle is one that I haven't seen a lot of and it plays well here. Burt is robust as usual and kickin' a lot of frontier butt. Its kinda unusual(for me) to see him play a rube.


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