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A somewhat forgettable film.
22 November 2011 | by (Movieland) – See all my reviews

*Spoiler/plot- 1961, 'The Promised Land' - Long before the West was explored to it's fullest, the frontiersman Daniel Boone had a powerful need to expand westward and to see Kentucky Territory. This was an unexplored wilderness on the westward side of the Cumberland Mountains and a secret Indian hunting ground. A traveling peddler tells Mr. Boone of a hidden way to enter that land area. But the new land causes new problems for the settlers and Indians.

*Special Stars- Dewey Martin, Richard Banke, Lala Powers, Dianne Jergens, William Herrin, Anthony Caruso

*Theme- Some people have 'itchy feet' and become explorers.

*Based on- John Bakeless book, "Daniel Boone".

*Trivia/location/goofs- The episode includes Walt Disney's personal on camera introduction to this show with its history and character introductions. Four TV Disney episodes turned into video releases. Others include: 'The Warrior Path', 'Chase the Buffalo', 'The Wilderness Road', and 'The Promised Land'. The shows are pure vintage Disney production with Uncle Walt's trademark musical score; 'play' dramatic screen violence, morals and patriotic themes. Northridge California local resident and honorary mayor, Anthony Caruso makes another camera appearance as a Native American tribe leader.

*Emotion- The plot was slow, plodding, uninspired, and un-eventful. This series seems to be trying to reproduce the national success of the Davey Crockett frontiersman Disney TV series, but it did not. The lead actor does not have the same acting instinct or screen presence as Fess 'Davey Crockett' Parker did. It is a somewhat forgettable film.


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