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The Fighting Kentuckian ()


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In 1818 Alabama, French settlers are pitted against greedy land-grabber Blake Randolph but Kentucky militiaman John Breen, who's smitten with French gal Fleurette De Marchand, comes to the settlers' aid.

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John Breen
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Fleurette De Marchand
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Col. Georges Geraud
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Willie Paine
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Ann Logan
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Blake Randolph
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Gen. Paul De Marchand
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George Hayden
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Madame De Marchand
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Beau Merritt
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Sister Hattie
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Capt. Dan Carroll
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Jacques
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Carter Ward
Mabelle Koenig ...
Marie
Shy Waggner ...
Friend
Crystal White ...
Friend
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Militiaman (uncredited)
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Militiaman (uncredited)
Dave Anderson ...
Giles (uncredited)
Charles Andre ...
Charles - DeMarchand's Servant (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
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Militiaman at Festival (uncredited)
Rudy Bowman ...
Militiaman (uncredited)
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Tug-of-War Participant (uncredited)
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Buck - a Kentuckian (uncredited)
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Militiaman (uncredited)
Nora Bush ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles Cane ...
Knox Brown (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Festival Guest (uncredited)
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French Soldier (uncredited)
Victor Cox ...
Militiaman (uncredited)
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Gen. Andrew Jackson (uncredited)
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River Man (uncredited)
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DeMarchand Party Guest (uncredited)
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Knox Brown - Head Fiddler (uncredited)
William E. Green ...
Bartender (uncredited)
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Militiaman (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Major (uncredited)
William Hawes ...
Militiaman (uncredited)
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Militiaman (uncredited)
Fred Libby ...
Militiaman (uncredited)
Jack Low ...
Militiaman (uncredited)
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Kentuckian Driver (uncredited)
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Militiaman (uncredited)
Mickey McCardle ...
Tug-of-War Participant (uncredited)
Tom McDonough ...
Henchman (uncredited)
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Militiaman (uncredited)
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Militiaman (uncredited)
Evelyn Moriarty ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
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Pierre Le Brun (uncredited)
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Militiaman (uncredited)
Al Murphy ...
Buckskin (uncredited)
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Militiaman (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
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Festival Guest (uncredited)
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Militiaman (uncredited)
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Militiaman (uncredited)
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Militiaman (uncredited)
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Sheriff (uncredited)
Lucile Sewall ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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French Soldier with Run (uncredited)
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Brawler (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Militiaman (uncredited)
Glenn Thompson ...
Tug-of-War Participant (uncredited)
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Militiaman (uncredited)
Tony Travers ...
Frenchman (uncredited)
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Brawler (uncredited)
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Demopolis Citizen at Festival (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ...
Barfly (uncredited)
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Brawler (uncredited)
Florence Wix ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe ...
Militiaman (uncredited)
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Abner Todd (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Waggner

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George Waggner ... (written by)

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John Wayne ... producer

Music by

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George Antheil

Cinematography by

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Lee Garmes ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Richard L. Van Enger

Art Direction by

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James W. Sullivan ... (as James Sullivan)

Set Decoration by

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John McCarthy Jr. ... (set decorations)
George Milo ... (set decorations)

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Adele Palmer ... gowns designer

Makeup Department

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Peggy Gray ... hair stylist
Bob Mark ... makeup supervisor
Don L. Cash ... makeup artist (uncredited)
S. Drum ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Cecil Holland ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Louise Landmier ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Miller ... body makeup (uncredited)
Web Overlander ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Kenneth Holmes ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lee Lukather ... assistant director (uncredited)
Robert E. Morrison ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Dwyer ... property master (uncredited)
Labella ... props (uncredited)
Tyrus Wong ... art department (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Dick Tyler Sr. ... sound (as Dick Tyler)
Howard Wilson ... sound
Mobley ... boom operator (uncredited)
Morarity ... boom operator (uncredited)
Frederick Stahl ... sound recordist (uncredited)

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Howard Lydecker ... special effects
Theodore Lydecker ... special effects
Jack Caffee ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jerry Brown ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Bryant ... stunts (uncredited)
Roydon Clark ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward ... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... stunt coordinator (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Bob Morgan ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Phillips ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... stunt double John Wayne (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ben Bishop ... grip (uncredited)
Fowler ... best boy (uncredited)
Garwin ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Harper ... grip (uncredited)
Vic Jones ... gaffer (uncredited)
Donald Biddle Keyes ... still photographer (uncredited)
Harry Webb ... camera operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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D.R.O. Hatswell ... costumer: uniforms (as D.R. Overall Hatswell)
Lillian Smith ... wardrobe: ladies (uncredited)

Music Department

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R. Dale Butts ... orchestrator
Virginia Rees ... singing voice: Marie Windsor (uncredited)
Nathan Scott ... additional orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Dorothy Yutzi ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Other crew

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Sid Davis ... stand-in: John Wayne (uncredited)
V. Hall ... stand-in: Vera Hruba Ralston (uncredited)
Bo Ling ... stand-in: Odette Myrtil (uncredited)
Jimmy Noel ... stand-in: Philip Dorn (uncredited)
Riley R. Waters ... stand-in: Mickey Simpson (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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 Les Adams

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Taglines ROUGHER, TOUGHER, MORE ROMANTIC THAN EVER! (original and reissue posters) See more »
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Also Known As
  • A Strange Caravan (United States)
  • Eagles in Exile (United States)
  • Le bagarreur du Kentucky (France)
  • John Breen du Kentucky (France)
  • In letzter Sekunde (Germany)
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  • 100 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia John Wayne was so pleased with the chemistry between him 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 declined Wayne's offer. See more »
Goofs Auto tire tracks visible in dust during wagon and horse chase scene. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Fighting Kentuckian (1959). See more »
Soundtracks Let Me Down, Oh Hangman See more »
Quotes Beau Merritt: [holding up a glass] Have a shot?
John Breen: [holding up his wounded arm] Just had one.
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