The Fighting Kentuckian is a 1949 film about a group of exiled officers and their families living in the Alabama territory. Colonel Georges Geraud (Phillip Dorn) and General Paul De Marchand (Hugo Haas) lead the group of struggling settlers, and turn the new area into a thriving community called Demoplis. While on a shopping trip, the general's daughter Fleurette (Vera Ralston) meets a young Kentucky rifleman named John Breen (John Wayne). He falls for her, but she is already coveted by the powerful Blake Randolph (John Howard). John Breen will not go down without a fight to win the heart of the woman he loves, but his struggle will not be easy, as Blake Randolph has a clever scheme up his sleeve. The battle for Fleurette quickly escalates into a war between the two men. George Waggner directs this western romance packed with action about two men doing whatever it takes to win over the girl.