Kit Carson

Kit Carson

Director: George B. Seitz Cast: Jon Hall, Lynn Bari, Dana Andrews




This typically economical Edward Small historical drama stars Jon Hall as legendary frontiersman Kit Carson. Wasting no time, the film gets off to an exciting start as Carson and his two saddle pals (Ward Bond and Harold Huber) are attacked by Indians. They manage to escape unscatched and make their way to Fort Bridger, where Captain John "Frontier" Fremont (Dana Andrews) hires Carson to guide a wagon train westward. The plot thickens when both Carson and Fremont fall in love with pretty Dolores Murphy (Lynn Bari), but all misunderstandings and rivalries are forgotten when the two heroes fight shoulder to shoulder against another Indian attack. Despite obvious budgetary limitations, the battle scenes are well staged by serial veteran George B. Seitz. Originally distributed by United Artists, Kit Carson was later reissued by minor-league PRC Pictures, which is why the film is currently in Public Domain.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/29/2013
UPC: 0759731414623
Original Release: 1940
Rating: NR
Source: Henstooth Video
Time: 1:37:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jon Hall Kit Carson
Lynn Bari Dolores Murphy
Dana Andrews Capt. John C. Fremont
Harold Huber Lopez
Ward Bond Ape Eaton
Renie Riano Miss Genevieve Pilchard
Clayton Moore Paul Terry
Rowena Cook Alice Terry
Raymond Hatton Jim Bridger
Harry Strang Sgt. Clanahan
C. Henry Gordon Gen. Castro
Stanley Andrews Larkin
Edwin Maxwell John Sutter
Peter Lynn James King
Charles Stevens Ruiz
William Farnum Don Miguel Murphy
Iron Eyes Cody Indian
Lou Merrill Gen. Vallejo

Technical Credits
George B. Seitz Director
Howard A. Anderson Special Effects
Edward Boyle Set Decoration/Design
George Bruce Screenwriter
Don L. Cash Makeup
William F. Claxton Editor
Jack Cosgrove Special Effects
Fred R. Feitshans Editor
Edward P. Lambert Costumes/Costume Designer
John Mescall Cinematographer
Robert Pittack Cinematographer
John DuCasse Schulze Art Director
Edward Small Producer
Edward Ward Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kit Carson
1. Start [7:32]
2. Wagon Train [8:11]
3. California Bound [7:25]
4. Indian Territory [8:53]
5. Attacked [8:25]
6. Mexican Rifles [5:38]
7. An Ambush [10:03]
8. Circled Wagons [9:14]
9. Monterey [8:47]
10. Munitions [9:11]
11. Kit's Plan [12:20]
12. End Credits [:39]

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