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The Legend of Earl Durand (1974)

PG | | Western | 1 November 1974 (USA)
The Legend Of Earl Durand was the story of a young child whose family lived near DuBois, Wyoming and made Earl live in a hut in the wild because they thought he had a contagious ... See full summary »

Director:

John D. Patterson

Writer:

J. Frank James
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Haskell ... Earl Durand
Slim Pickens ... Phil Chumley
Keenan Wynn ... Col. Nightingale
Martin Sheen ... Luther Sykes
Anthony Caruso ... Sheriff Trask
Albert Salmi ... Jack McQueen
Phil Lopp Phil Lopp ... Old man
Hal Bokar Hal Bokar ... Cal Johnson
Ivy Bethune Ivy Bethune ... Mrs. Durand
Carl Kennerson Carl Kennerson
J.H. Richardson J.H. Richardson
Luana Jackman
Johnny Patterson Johnny Patterson
Greg Patterson Greg Patterson ... Young Earl Durand
Howard Wright
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The Legend Of Earl Durand was the story of a young child whose family lived near DuBois, Wyoming and made Earl live in a hut in the wild because they thought he had a contagious disease.When the local Aboriginal people discovered his plight, they took him under their wing so he grew up as a sort of wildman, completely able to live off the land. He was known as the "Robin Hood" of the West because he hunted game on Federal land (e.g. Yellostone) which was very illegal and gave the meat to the poor. He was eventually arrested by a brand new warden fresh from Brooklyn and incarcerated. No jail could hold him. Eventually the National Guard mounted a gigantic posse to recapture him. Earl managed to integrate himself into their ranks and figured prominently in the fruitless search. The story of how John D Patterson found the tale is a series of incidents as gripping as the tale itself. John's son (of the same name) was one of the cinematographers of "The Sopranos". Written by arthurgager

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Where his freedom ends, The legend begins See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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The Ballad of Earl Durand
Lyrics by Phil Lopp
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Window See more »

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Patterson Studios See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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