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The Fighting Kentuckian | 1949 | John Wayne, Vera Ralston,

In George Waggner’s all-action western, John Wayne and Oliver Hardy (yes, the Oliver Hardy) star as John Breen and Willie Paine, discharged soldiers from a Kentuckian army regiment who take the side of French settlers, exiled from their homeland after Napoleon’s defeat and granted land in Alabama. On the other side is ruthless land-grabber Grant Withers. The love interest for Wayne comes from Vera Ralston, as the daughter of one of the French ex-generals (and, in real life, daughter of the studio boss).

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John Wayne as John Breen
Vera Ralston as Fleurette De Marchand
Philip Dorn as Col. Georges Geraud
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
Dave Anderson as Giles (uncredited)
Jack Pennick as Capt. Dan Carroll
Hank Worden as Abner Todd
Mickey Simpson as Jacques

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Director: George Waggner
Script: George Waggner

USA | 100 minutes | 1949

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