The Son of Davy Crockett (1941)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Bill Elliot took time out from his "Wild Bill Hickok" westerns series to essay the title role in Son of Davy Crockett. During the Reconstruction era, Davy Jr. (Elliot) is hired by President Grant (Harrison Greene) to convince the residents of a small territory on the Texas border to align themselves with the United States. Opposing this move is local outlaw leader King Canfield (Kenneth MacDonald), who wants nothing to interfere with his dictatorial hold over the territory. For a while, it looks as though young Crockett has cast his lot with Canfield, but his true loyalties are revealed at a crucial plot juncture. Despite its potential, Son of Davy Crockett falls short due to his overabundance of dialogue and its paucity of action.

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bad-guy, campaign, Civil-War [US], Confederate, cowboy, deception, employment, frontiersman, gangster, good-guy, politician, President, son, voting