Berk leaves Diony and their baby to hunt down his mother's murderer and is believed to be dead. Evan provides for them & marries Diony. Berk returns and challenges Evan to a fight but Diony will not be fought over "as if I'm not human".
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A Universal Army enlistment promotion, produced as a musical showcase for Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Joe E. Lewis, and Donald O'Connor & Peggy Ryan. The film's thin plot has James ... See full summary »
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Eastern lawyer Sam Houston moves to Texas. At the request of President Jackson, he leads the Texan independence movement and wins the decisive battle against the Mexican army to gain Texas independence.
In a little Virginia village in 1777, Daniel Boone comes and talks about Kentucky. He describes it as the promised land, with ample game and lush fields. Due to this speech, a group of villagers, including Berk and his new wife Diony, decide to trek the 500 miles to Kentucky. However, the dream soon fades to reality as they endure Indians, hunger, death and bad weather. After six months they finally stagger into the fort. Most of the settlers build homes and plant fields outside the fort, and the Indians, led by Black Fox, are out to kill them.Written by
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The second of two MGM 1930 features filmed in both a 70mm wide screen Realife version, and a standard screen 35mm version, (the first was Billy the Kid (1930) (q.v.),) the unwillingness of cash-strapped theatres who had just spent most of their available bankrolls installing sound equipment, to now spend further money on wider screens in order to project only a handful of otherwise rather ordinary films, marked the demise of wide screen exhibition, at least for the time being. In the case of The Great Meadow, MGM saw the handwriting on the wall, and there is no reliable documentation that the 70mm version was ever publicly shown, and no 70mm material seems to have survived. See more »
Patriarch Thomas Hall reads from a 1777 newspaper and refers to George Washington as 'that young Washington.' In 1777 George Washington was already 45 years old, having been born back in 1732. See more »
Originally filmed in an early 70mm widescreen process called "Grandeur". No widescreen prints are now known to exist. See more »
It would be easy to relegate this 1931 film as outdated and with wooden acting, but its strength comes from depicting the sacrifices made by women who accompanied their husbands and families to Kentucky during the Revolutionary War. There is very little glamour in this film, but lots of interesting little scenes in which women do the cooking laundry, spinning of cloth, candle-making, and other tasks that women must surely have done in the 18th century frontier. I haven't seen any other film in which women took center stage. The women demonstrate their courage in fighting back against Indian attack, in enduring the hardships of freezing weather, starvation, and other challenges. This film is worth anyone's time in seeing just how realistic the scenes were shot.
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