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The Kentuckian

1955, Western, 1h 44m

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Upstanding widower "Big Eli" Wakefield (Burt Lancaster) decides to move from Kentucky further west to Texas. He undertakes the journey with just his young son "Little Eli" (Donald MacDonald), but en route they pick up friends like indentured servant Hannah (Dianne Foster) and schoolmarm Susie (Diana Lynn), a potential love interest. This motley crew's path is difficult, and they face many obstacles, not the least of which is nasty frontiersman Stan Bodine (Walter Matthau).

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  • Jan 06, 2011
    It's worth watching just to see Walter Matthau in his film debut as the mean bartender who's a genius with a bullwhip & the scene where he takes on an unarmed Lancaster was the best part of the movie.Other then that, It was just so so
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 08, 2009
    You have to love Lancaster. He was and will always be a great actor. This one was a little timid but still a great westren.
    Barry L Super Reviewer

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