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.