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The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)

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Set shortly after the Battle of New Orleans, the film casts John Wayne as John Breen, a Kentucky trooper making the long journey homeward with his confreres. Breen becomes involved with a plan by robber baron Blake Randolph (John Howard) to deprive hundreds of French army refugees of land granted to them by an Act of Congress. Championing the cause of the refugees, Breen does his best to defeat Randolph and his minions--and to prevent the villain's marriage to Fleurette De Marchand (Vera Ralston), the daughter of a former French general (Hugo Haas). Oliver Hardy makes a rare appearance sans Stan Laurel as Wayne's pugnacious, philosophical sidekick Willie Payne.

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Cast

John Wayne
as John Breen
Vera Ralston
as Fleurette De Marchand
Oliver Hardy
as Willie Paine
Philip Dorn
as Col. Georges Geraud
Marie Windsor
as Ann Logan
John Howard
as Blake Randolph
Hugo Haas
as Gen. Paul DeMarchand
Grant Withers
as George Hayden
Odette Myrtil
as Mme. DeMarchand
Paul Fix
as Beau Merritt
Mae Marsh
as Sister Hattie
Jack Pennick
as Capt. Dan Carroll
Fred Graham
as Carter Ward
Hank Worden
as Announcer of Wrestling Contest
Charles Cane
as Band Leader
Sam Harris
as Fleurette's Dancing Partner
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Its overall mediocrity doesn't get in the way of its pleasant presentation.

August 24, 2005 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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