The Fighting Kentuckian

Synopsis: Following Napoleon's Waterloo defeat and the exile of his officers and their families from France, the U.S.Congress, in 1817, granted four townships in the Alabama territory to the exiles. Led by Colonel Georges Geraud and General Paul DeMarchand, the struggling settlers have made a thriving community, called Demopolis, by the summer of 1819. On a shopping trip to Mobile, Fleurette DeMarchand, the General's daughter, meets John Breen, a Kentucky rifleman, who detours his regiment through Demopolis to court her. But Fleurette, despite her wish to marry for love, must bow to the needs of her fellow exiles, who are at the mercy of the rich and wealthy Blake Randolph, and who wants her as his bride. But John Breen has no intention of allowing that to happen, resigns from his regiment, and takes up the fight against Randolph and his hirelings.
Director(s): George Waggner
Production: Republic Pictures
100 min

- Monsieur John Breen, please...

You're also inclined to talk too much.

- What is it?

- Somebody in a hurry.

- Do you know 'em?

- The man in the lead is Blake Randolph.

The one in uniform

is Colonel Georges Geraud.

One of the others is Mr. George Hayden.

- But the fourth I don't recognize.

- I do. It's the sheriff.

Are the rest of 'em friends of yours?

Yes. This is Mr. Randolph's carriage.

You see, I...

- You're not Mrs. Randolph?

- No, no...

Don't bother. Nothing else matters.

There he is, Sheriff. You take my horse,

I'll go back in the carriage.

- Step down, please.

- You're under arrest, soldier.

I thought he was sheriff.

- Blake, it's all my fault.

- Don't trouble yourself, mademoiselle.

Your concern is natural but needless. The

charge has nothing to do with the carriage.

- Then what am I being arrested for?

- Assault.

- Who did I assault?

- Did you hit a man at the tavern bar?

- Oh, that.

- Yep, that.

It was a political argument. A fellow said

Henry Clay was a scoundrel, so I hit him.

We had a drink afterwards.

You're wasting your time, Sheriff.

Take him away.

Wait a minute, you fellas can't be serious.

Things like that happen every day

in Kentucky.

I don't doubt it.

Now, if you'll be good enough to step down.

Did my opponent sign a complaint?

- Well, no.

- But he will.


Mr. Randolph, I'm prepared to apologize

for taking your carriage.

I heard yesterday that

you control the river.

Now I learn that you control

most everything else hereabouts.

We'll discuss that later.

Now, if you wouldn't mind...

Oh, we've marched

and skedaddled back and forth

And we've been everywhere in the north

So we thought we'd quit a-roving

and we started home-sweet-homing

Oh, there's 800 miles more to go

Only 800 miles more to go

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George Waggner

George Waggner (September 7, 1894 – December 11, 1984) was an actor, director, producer and writer. He is best known for directing Lon Chaney Jr. in the 1941 film The Wolf Man. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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