Wild Heritage (1958)

Genres - Drama, Western  |   Release Date - Sep 1, 1958 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Will Rogers Jr. follows in the cinematic footsteps of his famous father in the evenly-paced western Wild Heritage. Rogers is cast as a frontier judge, given to his own special, down-to-earth brand of jurisprudence. In truth, however, Will Jr's role is a subordinate one; most of the film's running time concerns two families heading westward by covered wagon. When rustlers attack, it is the sons of the respective families who emerge as the heroes. One of the "good guys" is portrayed by Rod McKuen, long before he became Poet Laureate of the flower-child generation.

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bad-guy, cowboy, good-guy, wagon-train, family