American Frontiersmen on Film and Television

Boone, Crockett, Bowie, Houston, Bridger and Carson

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About the Book

From the French and Indian War to the Civil War, well over a hundred years of American history is reflected through the lives of six bold and famous men: Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Sam Houston, Jim Bridger, and Kit Carson. Here is a book that details their lives, their legends, and the many films and television shows their stories inspired.
A biography of each frontiersman is followed by a detailed examination of films and television shows featuring that man as a character. Discussion of films includes cast and credit listings, synopses, and notes on the production, including comments on accuracy and interpretation. Television coverage includes listings of episode titles and discussion of each series’ history.
The book is illustrated with both film stills and artwork of the frontiersmen. An appendix of documentaries and a bibliography are included.

About the Author(s)

Longtime Western film buff Ed Andreychuk is the author of several film books. He lives in Baltimore.

Bibliographic Details

Ed Andreychuk
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 280
Bibliographic Info: 73 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011 [2005]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6411-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0650-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Preface      1

One: Daniel Boone

Biography and Overview      3

Filmography      17

Two: Davy Crockett

Biography and Overview      43

Filmography      58

Three: Jim Bowie

Biography and Overview      95

Filmography      109

Four: Sam Houston

Biography and Overview      132

Filmography      145

Five: Jim Bridger

Biography and Overview      173

Filmography      185

Six: Kit Carson

Biography and Overview      208

Filmography      225

Appendix: Video Documentaries      251

Bibliography      255

Index      259

Book Reviews & Awards

“extensive filmographies…a useful work…accurate, basic biographical information”—Booklist; “indispensable fact-checking…extensive…enlightening”—Classic Images; “well illustrated…useful”—Wrangler’s Roost; “you’ll find much to appreciate here…detailed”—Western Clippings; “enjoyable”—Wild West History Journal.