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The Fighting Kentuckian

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Director  George Waggner
Producer  John Wayne
Language  English
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Romance, War
Initial DVD release  May 22, 2001
Writer  George Waggner
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Release date  September 15, 1949 (1949-09-15) (USA)
Cast  John Wayne (John Breen), Vera Ralston (Fleurette De Marchand), Philip Dorn (Col. Georges Geraud), Oliver Hardy (Willie Paine), Marie Windsor (Ann Logan), John Howard (Blake Randolph)
Similar movies  The Story of Seabiscuit, Our Hospitality, Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story, Pride of the Blue Grass, Black Gold, Goldfinger

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The Fighting Kentuckian is a 1949 American Western film directed by George Waggner starring John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Philip Dorn, Oliver Hardy, Marie Windsor, John Howard, Hugo Haas, Grant Withers and Odette Myrtil.


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John Breen, a Kentucky militiaman, falls in love with French exile Fleurette de Marchand (Vera Ralston). He discovers a plot to steal the land that Fleurette's exiles plan to settle on. Throughout the film, Breen's soldiers sing:

Only six hundred miles more to go Only six hundred miles more to go And if we can just get lucky We will end up in Kentucky Only six hundred miles more to go

When the song is first heard, there are eight hundred miles to go (the tune is She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain).

Historical setting

The story is set in Alabama in 1818, including the city of Demopolis, which was founded by Bonapartists. The Bonapartists had been exiled from France after the defeat of Napoleon I at the Battle of Waterloo. Congress authorized the sale of four townships in the Alabama Territory in March 1817 at two dollars per acre, and Marengo County was created on February 7, 1818 from lands that had been taken from the Choctaw Nation. It was named after Spinetta Marengo, Italy where Napoleon defeated Austria in 1800 in the Battle of Marengo. The county seat, Linden, Alabama, was named after Hohenlinden, Bavaria where Napoleon won another victory against the Austrians. The Bonapartist colony did not succeed overall, in part due to surveyance issues that contribute to the plot of the film and in part due to practical difficulties in establishing the vineyards.


  • John Wayne as John Breen
  • Vera Ralston as Fleurette de Marchand
  • Philip Dorn as Col. Georges GĂ©raud
  • Oliver Hardy as Willie Paine
  • Marie Windsor as Ann Logan
  • John Howard as Blake Randolph
  • Hugo Haas as Gen. Paul de Marchand
  • Grant Withers as George Hayden
  • Odette Myrtil as Madame de Marchand
  • Paul Fix as Beau Merritt
  • Mae Marsh as Sister Hattie
  • Jack Pennick as Capt. Dan Carroll
  • Mickey Simpson as Jacques (wrestler/Marie's father)
  • Fred Graham as Carter Ward
  • Mabelle Koenig as Marie
  • References

    The Fighting Kentuckian Wikipedia
    The Fighting Kentuckian IMDbThe Fighting Kentuckian

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