Sunday Seconds with the Duke

The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)

Episode #19

Republic Pictures released The Fighting Kentuckian on January 13, 1972. George Waggner directed the film starring John Wayne, Vera Ralston, and Philip Dorn.

‘The Fighting Kentuckian’ Movie Summary

The French Colonel Georges Geraud and General Paul DeMarchand lead a group of the struggling settlers in 1818 Alabama after Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo. By 1819, the exiles have created a thriving community called Demopolis. While on a shopping trip to Mobile, Fleurette DeMarchand, the General’s daughter, meets John Breen, and he’s immediately smitten with the woman. The Kentucky rifleman then marches his regiment through Demopolis so he might court her. However, the needs of her Fleurette’s fellow exiles outweighs her desires for marriage, and that puts her at the mercy of a wealthy man named Blake Randolph who wants her as his bride instead. Unfortunately for him, John has no intention of letting that to happen. He resigns from his regiment, and takes up the fight against Randolph and his minions.

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Republic Pictures released The Fighting Kentuckian on January 13, 1972. George Waggner directed the film starring John Wayne, Vera Ralston, and Philip Dorn.

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  1. I admit not the best Wayne movie. Not Wayne’s fault. He and Hardy had good on screen chemistry.
    It’s one of my favorite Wayne Republic pictures. I think you guys are too tough on it.

    1. That could be. I will say I’ve only watched it once, and most films deserve to be watched a few times to fully appreciate them.

      Do you have a recommendation for another Wayne/Republic Picture that you like that we haven’t reviewed?

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