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.
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At the beginning of the final battle, Fleurette runs out to give a weapon to John Breen. She brings neither a shot pouch or powder horn. Breen is also carrying neither of these items. However, he is somehow able to reload and fire the musket a number of times thereafter. See more
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Eight Hundred Miles to Go
Music Arranged by George Antheil
New Lyrics by George Waggner
Performed by John Wayne
, Oliver Hardy
, Jack Pennick
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