The Kentuckian

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

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.

By: TM


Release details

104 mins

Cast and crew

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