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Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer (1956)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Biography, Western | 5 October 1956 (USA)
Daniel Boone leads settlers into Kentucky, but must battle Shawnee Indians who have been persuaded by a French renegade that Boone and the settlers are there to kill them and steal their land.

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Tom Hubbard (screenplay), John Patrick (screenplay) (as Jack Patrick)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bruce Bennett ... Daniel Boone
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Blackfish (as Lon Chaney)
Faron Young ... Faron Callaway
Kem Dibbs Kem Dibbs ... Simon Girty
Damian O'Flynn ... Andy Callaway
Jacqueline Evans Jacqueline Evans ... Rebecca Boone
Nancy Rodman Nancy Rodman ... Susannah Boone
Freddy Fernández ... Israel Boone (as Freddy Fernandez)
Carol Kelly Carol Kelly ... Jamima Boone
Eduardo Noriega ... Squire Boone
Fred Kohler Jr. ... Kenton
Gordon Mills Gordon Mills ... John Holder
Claudio Brook ... James Boone (as Claude Brook)
Joe Ainley Joe Ainley ... Gen. Hamilton
Lee Morgan ... Smitty
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Daniel Boone leads settlers into Kentucky, but must battle Shawnee Indians who have been persuaded by a French renegade that Boone and the settlers are there to kill them and steal their land.

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Thrill to the daring exploits of the bold pioneer who blazed the Wilderness Road...and had to fight his Red brother to bring peace to the new frontier! See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daniel Boone See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

James Boone (Claudio Brook) was 27 at the time this movie was made. The real James Boone was only sixteen when he was killed. See more »

Quotes

Jamima Boone: I've been watching you and Susannah...
Faron Callaway: Uh-huh.
Jamima Boone: And I don't think you understand women.
Faron Callaway: Who does?
Jamima Boone: [seductively] Another woman.
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Soundtracks

Stand Firm in the Faith
Music by Albert C. Gannaway
Lyrics by Hal Levy
Sung by the settlers in the fort
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Another King of the Wild Frontier
31 August 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

After hoo-hooing American Indians scalp number one son, frontiersman Bruce Bennett (as Daniel Boone) seems, at first, like he wants to get even; but, he really wants to make friends with the natives. When sad-eyed Indian chief Lon Chaney Jr. (as Blackfish) also loses number one son, it gets more difficult to clear up misunderstandings. Apparently, this was Republic Pictures' attempt to do for their "Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer" what Disney Studio's had successfully done with "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier" (1955).

The "Dan'l Boone" song, whistled and sung by a group of children in a wagon, did not follow Fess Parker's "Davy Crockett" up the Hit Parade. Singer Faron Young (as Faron Callaway) doesn't perform the title song (perhaps wisely); he does sing "Long Green Valley", and makes a good impression as a blond boyfriend for Boone's daughter. But, Spanish actor Freddy Fernandez is the film's most valuable player. In a cute scene, Mr. Fernandez reminds Mr. Young the name of the character ("Susannah") he is supposed to be in love with.

**** Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer (10/5/56) Ismael Rodríguez ~ Bruce Bennett, Lon Chaney Jr., Faron Young, Freddy Fernandez


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