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The Kentuckian (1955) Poster

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The first movie directed by Burt Lancaster. Due to the unfavorable critical response he did not direct again for almost twenty years, until The Midnight Man (1974).
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The average shot length of this film is about 7.75 seconds, which makes it one of the faster cut early CinemaScope films.
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Film debut of Walter Matthau.
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Final film of Whip Wilson.
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The riverboat used in the movie was the Delta Queen. The company spent almost $10,000 to add the fake smokestacks.
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In April 1954 Lancaster was considering casting Brandon De Wilde as Little Eli Wakefield and Jane Wyman as Susie Spann.
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