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

I don't know any better way to get started

than with a little singing.

Oh, this war is mighty hard on feet

And we sure never get enough to eat

And a belly full of colic

doesn't help a man to frolic

When there's 600 miles more to go...

Soldiers coming!

Round up the strays!

Only 600 miles more to go...

Oh, excuse me, Mama.

And if we can just get lucky

We will wind up in Kentucky

Only 600 miles more to go

Only 600 miles more to go

More to go

Only 600 miles more to go

More to go

And if we could just get lucky

We will wind up in Kentucky

Only 600 miles more to go...

Column ranks...


Kentucky... halt!

Forward right... turn!



Shoulder... arms!

At ease!


Sorry to interrupt you

this way, gentlemen, but...

Mr. Randolph, isn't it?

John Breen is a friend of yours.

Howdy, Mr. Randolph.

May I present Captain Carroll

and John Breen, sir?

Gentlemen, your host - Paul De Marchand,

general of a division

of the armies of France,

lately commanding the Emperor's Guard.

- Emperor Napoleon, sir?

- Yes, Captain.

Kentucky, hut!

Present arms!

Order... arms!

Thank you, Captain, and welcome.

- The bar is right over there.

- Dismissed!

Thank you, sir.

Here's something for your throat.

Well, thanks, Willie.

- Ahh.

- Mmm, that's right soothing.

Yeah, considering

how far we've marched.

But for downright drinking,

we've got something in Kentucky...


Take care of Betsy-Anne for me, will you?

Miss De Marchand?

Why, of course! Monsieur Breen.

I should have recognized the song.

Yes, ma'am. That's why I was singing.

Hello, you.

Hello, John Breen.

Oh, Mama, may I present

John Breen of Kentucky?

- How do you do, monsieur?

- Charmed, ma'am.

Meet another Kentuckian - Captain Carroll.

- Captain, Madame De Marchand.

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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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