September 1949: The Fighting Kentuckian

Hey, John Wayne. Oh, and er Laurel? I mean Hardy. Or do I?

This is a romantic western comedy, I guess. Wayne is a polarising actor, but I really like having him on the screen. He’s fun to watch.

This is very, very slight fare. It’s charming and easy on the headbone. But perhaps it could have been tightened up a bit? It feels like it should have been over sooner.

The stunts in the big showdown at the end are either really impressive or a lot of people got hurt.

The Fighting Kentuckian. George Waggner. 1949.

Popular movies in September 1949 according to IMDB:

214328.2White Heat
38287.7Thieves’ Highway
9267.4The Hasty Heart
28977.1Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
2156.9The Doctor and the Girl
2226.8Johnny Stool Pigeon
2786.8Strange Bargain
4996.7Miss Grant Takes Richmond
3796.7That Midnight Kiss

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

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