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The Kentuckian (1955) was a Drama - Western Film directed by Burt Lancaster and produced by Harold Hecht and James Hill.

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Elias Wakefield: It ain't we don't like people - we like room more. Room to stretch in, room to see and hunt... and where you set your foot no foot's been set before. That's what ails Kentucky now; a man can't hardly move without he nudges up agin' a neighbor.

Elias Wakefield: You got to take things for what they are.

Elias Wakefield: The way to start off new is to shuck off what's old.

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Final film of Whip Wilson.
The river boat used in the movie was the Delta Queen. The company spent almost $10,000 dollars to add the fake smoke stacks.
The average shot length of this film is about 7.75 seconds, which makes it one of the faster cut early CinemaScope films.
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Also directed by Burt Lancaster

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Also released in 1955

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