Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer

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Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer
Original film poster
Directed by Albert C. Gannaway
Ismael Rodríguez
Produced by Ben Costanten
Albert C. Gannaway
C.J. Ver Halen Jr.
Screenplay by Tom Hubbard
John Patrick
Starring Bruce Bennett
Lon Chaney Jr.
Faron Young
Music by Raúl Lavista
Cinematography Jack Draper
Edited by Fernando Martínez
Albert C. Gannaway Productions
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release date
  • October 5, 1956 (1956-10-05) (United States)
Running time
76 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer is a 1956 American western adventure film co-produced and directed by Albert C. Gannaway and Ismael Rodríguez and starring Bruce Bennett, Lon Chaney Jr. and Faron Young. The film was shot in Trucolor in Mexico. It was released by Republic Pictures at the height of the Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier craze.

Plot summary[edit]

Set in 1775, during the American War of Independence, the settlement of Boonesborough, Kentucky, is besieged by both hostile Shawnee Indian tribes and the British. Frontiersman Daniel Boone and his family must fight for survival when overtures of peace fail and culminate in a frontal assault on the fort.



Albert C. Gannaway wrote three songs for the film with lyrics by Hal Levy. Gannaway prouduced the Grand Ole Opry television series.[1]

  • "Long Green Valley"
  • Sung by Faron Young
  • "Stand Firm in the Faith"
  • "Dan'l Boone"

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