The Kentuckian

  • Film
  • Westerns
Lancaster's only film as a director is a slow-moving, lack-lustre Western in which he plays a Kentucky frontiersman who, travelling to Texas with his young son to make a new start, becomes involved with two women and a family feud. Matthau makes an impressively villainous debut (though the scene in which he bullwhips the unarmed Lancaster tends to be censor-trimmed), and Carradine is good value as a garrulous doctor; but in general the direction tends to get bogged down in not very interesting characters and relationships while neglecting to deliver the action.

Release details

Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Burt Lancaster
Screenwriter: AB Guthrie Jr
Cast: Burt Lancaster
Dianne Foster
Diana Lynn
Ronald MacDonald
Walter Matthau
John Carradine
John McIntire
Una Merkel

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Jack

Older movie but very good. Live in Kentucky all my life and many places still like this. The movie captured the true essences of the heart of the dark bluegrass state deep in the forests here. Dont expect action pact, but for a taste of simple Gods country life back in the day, this movie is for you.

Jack

Older movie but very good. Live in Kentucky all my life and many places still like this. The movie captured the true essences of the heart of the dark bluegrass state deep in the forests here. Dont expect action pact, but for a taste of simple Gods country life back in the day, this movie is for you.