• The Kentuckian (1955)

The Kentuckian

Release Date: 1955

DVD Release Date: May 8th, 2001

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

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).

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Dianne Foster, Diana Lynn, John McIntire, Una Merkel, John Carradine, John Litel, Rhys Williams

Director: Burt Lancaster

Genres: Western

Production Co: Hecht-Lancaster Productions

Keywords: Growing up, Friendship, Spirited, Emotional, Love, Family, Father, Son

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