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:

Poster Votes Rating Movie
21432 8.2 White Heat
3828 7.7 Thieves’ Highway
926 7.4 The Hasty Heart
2042 7.2 Pinky
2897 7.1 Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
215 6.9 The Doctor and the Girl
222 6.8 Johnny Stool Pigeon
278 6.8 Strange Bargain
499 6.7 Miss Grant Takes Richmond
379 6.7 That Midnight Kiss

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

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