THE YOUNG LAND is a 1959 American Western drama film directed by Ted Tetzlaff starring Patrick Wayne and Dennis Hopper. Full Length Western Feature Film, English.
The Young Land (original title), Reated 12, Runtime 1h 29min, Adventure, Western.
Directed by: Ted Tetzlaff
Produced by: Patrick Ford and Lowell J. Farrell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney
Written by: John H. Reese and Norman S. Hall
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An American gunslinger kills a Mexican man in California immediately after the Mexican-American war. The killer is arrested and put on trial for murder with the Hispanic population waiting to learn of American justice.
Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Writers: Norman S. Hall (screenplay) (as Norman Shannon Hall), John Reese (story “Frontier Frenzy”)
Stars: Patrick Wayne, Yvonne Craig, Dennis Hopper
The Young Land is a 1959 American Western drama film directed by Ted Tetzlaff starring Patrick Wayne and Dennis Hopper. The cinematography was by Technicolor developer Winton C. Hoch and Henry Sharp. The film was distributed by Columbia Pictures Corporation.
It is the third and final of only three films produced by Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney’s C. V. Whitney Pictures; the first being The Searchers in 1956 with John Wayne and directed by John Ford, the second being The Missouri Traveler in 1958 with Brandon deWilde and Lee Marvin.
Having previously been featured in a number of his father’s films, this was the 20-year-old Wayne’s attempt at a leading role while he was still enrolled at Loyola Marymount University, graduating from there in 1961.
The film was scored by Dimitri Tiomkin who earned a nomination for Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Strange Are the Ways of Love” (The Young Land theme) with lyrics by Ned Washington and sung by Randy Sparks.