The Young Land

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  • PG-13
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. read more
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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 3 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.

Original Release

05/01/1959

US Release

05/01/1959

Cast

Patrick Wayne Sheriff Jim Ellison
Yvonne Craig Elena de la Madrid
Dennis Hopper Hatfield Carnes
Dan O'Herlihy Judge Millard Isham
Roberto De La Madrid Don Roberto de la Madrid
Cliff Ketchum Deputy Marshal Ben Stroud / Ben Stroud
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez Deputy Santiago / Santiago
Ken Curtis Lee Hearn
Cliff Lyons Jury Foreman / Reynolds - Jury Foreman
Carlos Romero Francisco Quiroga / Quinoga
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ted Tetzlaff

Writers

Norman S. Hall, John Reese

Cast

Patrick Wayne Sheriff Jim Ellison
Yvonne Craig Elena de la Madrid
Dennis Hopper Hatfield Carnes
Dan O'Herlihy Judge Millard Isham
Roberto De La Madrid Don Roberto de la Madrid
Cliff Ketchum Deputy Marshal Ben Stroud / Ben Stroud
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez Deputy Santiago / Santiago
Ken Curtis Lee Hearn
Cliff Lyons Jury Foreman / Reynolds - Jury Foreman
Carlos Romero Francisco Quiroga / Quinoga
Eddie Juaregui Drifter (as Edward Juaregui) / Drifter
Ed Sweeny Kelly (as Edward Sweeny) / Sully / Kelly
John Quijada Vaquero
Tom Tiner Charlie Higgins, Court Clerk / Charlie Higgins - Court Clerk
The Mariachis Los Reyes De Chapala Mariachis
Miguel Camacho Miguel
Richard Alexander Juror
Mario Arteaga Mario a Vaquero
Herman Belmonte Juror
Nick Borgani Courtroom Spectator

Producers

1960OscarBest Music, Original Song Nominated
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