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Kentucky Rifle (1955)

Approved | | Western | 16 July 1956 (Denmark)
A man escorts a wagon load of Kentucky rifles through Indian territory and must find a way to get through without losing the rifles to the Indians. Unfortunately the Indians know about it, ... See full summary »

Director:

Carl K. Hittleman

Writers:

Carl K. Hittleman (original story), Lee Hewitt (original story) (as Lee J. Hewitt) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chill Wills ... Tobias Taylor
Lance Fuller ... Jason Clay
Cathy Downs ... Amy Connors
Sterling Holloway ... Lon Setter
Henry Hull ... Preacher Bently
Jeanne Cagney ... Cordie Hay
Jess Barker ... Daniel Foster
John Pickard ... Reuben Hay
John Alvin ... Luke Thomas
I. Stanford Jolley ... Jed Williams
Rory Mallinson ... Indian Chief
George Keymas ... Interpreter
Clyde Houck Clyde Houck ... Clyde Thomas
Alice Ralph Alice Ralph ... Mrs. Thomas (as Alice Rolph)
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A man escorts a wagon load of Kentucky rifles through Indian territory and must find a way to get through without losing the rifles to the Indians. Unfortunately the Indians know about it, and give the occupants an ultimatum: either the rifles or their lives. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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His Wits, Weapons and Women, Turned Defeat Into Victory!

Genres:

Western

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1956 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

El rifle de Kentucky See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Howco Productions Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathé color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jason Clay: So, what do you think, Tobias.
Tobias Taylor: Jason, we get this bunch of cotterstoves over that last mountain pass, we be droppin' them tenderfeet down into the valley of the promised land. And to think of it - it's ole Sweet Betsy that's seein' us through safe. You made this, Jason. I'll want to tell you somethin', that's the sweetest piece of shootin' iron I ever had a grip on. Kentucky rifle!
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Soundtracks

Sweet Betsy From Pike
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Traditional
Sung by Chill Wills
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Shooting Blanks
27 March 2010 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Kentuckian Lance Fuller heads west with a wagon train and his one-hundred rifles meant for the settlers of California. When his wagon breaks an axel, he's forced to stay behind with a small disparate group and look for a large enough piece of wood to fix it, all the while contending with in-fighting and the lingering threat of Comanches.

This starts slow and only gets a little better as time goes on. Despite a few sparks along the way, this dull western never catches fire the way it should have. Chill Wills is good as Fuller's partner, but not good enough to inject much life into this very Luke-warm production. There is some good scenery though.

Viewers seeking out a nineteen-fifties color B-western can do a lot worse, but they can definitely do a heckuva lot better too.


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