Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star as a Kentucky backwoodsman and the woman who will NOT let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure through the American Frontier of 1798.
Esqueda, an outlaw, attempts to force settlers King and Cordelia Cameron out of his territory. Esqueda's mother raised Rio as her own. Rio has loyalty to Esqueda but also feels the settlers should be able to stay. A showdown between the two raised as brothers is unavoidable.Written by
According to Mia Farrow's book, "What Falls Away", her father John Farrow and Ava Gardner were having an affair during filming in 1953. Mia married Ava Gardner's ex-husband Frank Sinatra in 1966. See more »
When Jose throws a knife closely past Barton's head, the knife zips past Jose before his arm finishes the throwing motion. This is probably because the knife was either mechanically propelled or thrown by an off-screen expert to make the stunt safer than it would be if the actor had thrown the knife. See more »
Can you imagine a smile on Barton's face?
It's the only place where a smile could be ugly.
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One of those films that stays in your memory . . .
Even though it's not great, Quinn's performance is memorable and he really looks - and plays - the part.
I'm also intrigued by a couple of brief scenes in this film - a wide shot of a cavalry fort and the shot of mounted troopers riding out look awfully like they came from "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon". Did John Ford help the producers fill a couple of small gaps?
Howard Keel looked much more at home in "Pagan Love Song".
Robert Taylor looks like he wore his "Billy the Kid" duds again.
It's difficult to find a good, crisp copy of the film, but worth the effort.
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