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The Kansan,(Wagon Wheels) (1943)

The Kansan,(Wagon Wheels)

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Like several other Harry Sherman Productions of the 1942-43 season, The Kansan was originally slated for a Paramount release, then redirected to United Artists. Richard Dix and Jane Wyatt, stars of the previous Sherman effort Buckskin Frontier, are reunited herein as western lawman John Bonniwell and rancher's daughter Eleanor Sager. After chasing the James Gang out of town, Bonniwell is appointed marshal by local bigwig Steve Barat (Albert Dekker). It turns out, however, that Barat is a crook with delusions of grandeur, hoping to use Bonniwell as a glorified henchman in his rise to power. Meanwhile, an unorthodox romantic triangle develops between Bonniwell, Eleanor as Barat's brother Jeff (Victor Jory). A powerhouse cast makes this modestly-budgeted western seem more expensive than it really was.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Western, Drama, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Harold Shumate
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On DVD: Mar 1, 2005
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United Artists

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Cast

Richard Dix
as John Bonniwell
Albert Dekker
as Steve Barat
Jane Wyatt
as Eleanor Sager
Victor Jory
as Jeff Barat
Eugene Pallette
as Tom Waggoner
Beryl Wallace
as Soubrette
Clem Bevans
as Bridge Tender
Hobart Cavanaugh
as Mayor Josh Hudkins
Francis McDonald
as Gil Hatton
Eddy Waller
as Ed Gilbert
Raphael Bennett
as Messenger
Ray Bennett
as Messenger
Sam Flint
as Rancher Walter McInt...
Glenn Strange
as Second Gate Guard (u...
Jack Norton
as The Saloon Drunk (un...
Merrill McCormack
as Townsman (uncredited...
Byron Foulger
as Rancher Ed Tracy (un...
Jason Robards Sr.
as Bank Teller (uncredi...
George Reeves
as Jesse James (uncredi...
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Routine Western uplifted by the lively direction of George Archainbaud.

Full Review… | February 15, 2012
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