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Deerslayer (1943 film)

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Deerslayer is a 1943 American Western film. It is based on the novel The Deerslayer by James Fenimore Cooper. It stars Bruce Kellogg and Jean Parker, and was directed by Lew Landers.[1]

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Directed byLew Landers
Produced byE.B. Derr
P.S. Harrison
Written byP.S. Harrison
Based onnovel The Deerslayer by James Fenimore Cooper
StarringJean Parker
Bruce Kellogg
Larry Parks
Yvonne DeCarlo
CinematographyArthur Martinelli
Cardinal Pictures
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
November 22, 1943
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States



The film was the first, and only, film written and produced by film reviewer P.S. Harrison, founder of the film journal Harrison's Reports.[2]

Filming began in June 1943.[3]

It was the first notable film role for Yvonne de Carlo who was borrowed from Paramount Studios. "She later wrote, "There have been several movie versions of The Deerslayer and this was probably the least memorable, but at the time I was thrilled to be in it."[4]


Variety opined, "Harrison draws a complete blank as a producer-scenarist."[2]

Harrison's publication Harrison's Reports published their first review acknowledged not to have been written by Harrison. It was written by Abram F. Myers.[5]


  1. ^ Deerslayer Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 11, Iss. 121, (Jan 1, 1944): 55.
  2. ^ a b "Film Reviews: Deerslayer". Variety. November 10, 1943. p. 35. Retrieved June 15, 2019 – via
  3. ^ DRAMA AND FILM Los Angeles Times 8 June 1943: 15.
  4. ^ De Carlo, Yvonne; Warren, Doug (1987). Yvonne : an autobiography. St Martins Press. p. 78.
  5. ^ ""Deerslayer" with Bruce Kellogg and Jean Parker". Harrison's Reports. November 13, 1943. p. 184. Retrieved June 15, 2019 – via

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