Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer

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Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer
Original film poster
Directed byAlbert C. Gannaway
Ismael Rodríguez
Produced byBen Costanten
Albert C. Gannaway
C.J. Ver Halen Jr.
Screenplay byTom Hubbard
John Patrick
StarringBruce Bennett
Lon Chaney Jr.
Faron Young
Music byRaúl Lavista
CinematographyJack Draper
Edited byFernando Martínez
Albert C. Gannaway Productions
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • October 5, 1956 (1956-10-05) (United States)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States

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.


Lon Chaney Jr. as Blackfish


Albert C. Gannaway composed the music for three songs for the film, with lyrics by Hal Levy.[1]

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

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