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Deerslayer Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

After gathering dust for nearly a year, the independently produced attained a national release through Republic. A bottom-budget adaptation of the James Fenimore Cooper classic, the film stars Bruce Kellogg as Deerslayer, an intrepid Indian scout-hunter in the 18th century Hudson Valley. He spends most of the film escaping from hostile Indians and helping white settlers protect themselves against the savage hordes. Most of the film is amateurishly shot, with the actors fighting a losing battle against an uninspired, illogical script (in one scene, an Indian brave receives a wound in a portion of the body that was out of the range of gunfire!) In later years, would gain reissue value by virtue of supporting actors Larry Parks and Yvonne De Carlo, who'd gone on to achieve full-fledged stardom. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Bruce Kellogg
as Deerslayer
Larry Parks
as Jingo-Good
Warren Ashe
as Harry March
Wanda McKay
as Hetty
Jean Parker
as Judith
Yvonne De Carlo
as Wah-Tah
Addison Richards
as Mr. Hutter
Philip Van Zandt
as Briarthorn
Trevor Bardette
as Chief Rivenoak
Robert Warwick
as Chief Uncas
Clancy Cooper
as Mr. Barlow
William Edmunds
as A Huron Sub-Chief

Crew

Lew Landers
Director
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