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The Sacketts (15-May-1979)

Director: Robert Totten

Writer: Jim Byrnes

From novels: The Daybreakers and Sackett by Louis L'Amour

Keywords: Western

Two of Louis L'Amour's "Sackett" novels, The Daybreakers and Sackett are dramatized in this two-part TV miniseries. The two novels maintain separate plot lines in the film: #1. Tyrel and Orrin Sackett obtain work on a cattle drive, and later become involved in a land feud. #2. Tell Sackett kills a cardsharp and ventures off to prospect for gold. Selected by the Cowboy Hall of Fame as the "most authentic" western of the 1970s.

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Review by anonymous (posted on 19-May-2006)

I have recently finished reading the entire Sackett Collection of books by Louis Lamour. This movie is a very wonderful interpretation of his books. It shows the viewer that might not read his novel what the Sackett Family is all about. Time and again in the Sackett novels we read about the good values of the this generation of Sacketts. Of course the movie cannot depict every scene from the books, but it doesn't leave much out. The Sackett boys always stick together and any time you get on the bad side of a Sackett, they always come a running in to help out. This movie is no different. I would recommend it to anyone interested in the ways of the 1800's west frontier.

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