The Kansan


Wounded while stopping the James gang from robbing the local bank, a cowboy (Richard Dix) wakes up in the hospital to find that he's been elected town marshal. He soon comes into conflict with the town banker (Victor Jory), who controls everything in town and is squeezing the townspeople for every penny he can get out of them.

The Kansan is a 1943 American film directed by George Archainbaud. The film is also known as Wagon Wheels in the United Kingdom.


  • Richard Dix (actor) as John Bonniwell
  • Jane Wyatt as Eleanor Sager
  • Albert Dekker as Steve Barat
  • Eugene Pallette as Tom Waggoner
  • Victor Jory as Jeff Barat
  • Robert Armstrong (actor) as Malachy
  • Beryl Wallace as Soubrette
  • Clem Bevans as Clem, the Bridge Tender
  • Hobart Cavanaugh as Mayor Josh Hudkins
  • Francis McDonald as Gil Hatton
  • Willie Best as Bones
  • Douglas Fowley as Ben Nash
  • Rod Cameron (actor) as Kelso, Cowhand
  • Eddy Waller as Ed Gilbert, Newspaper Editor
  • Ray Bennett as Messenger


  • The King's Men - "Lullaby of the Herd" (Lyrics by Foster Carling, music by Phil Ohman)
  • Other information

  • A clip of the bank robbery scenes from the beginning of the film is featured in the second episode of the 1966 Doctor Who serial The Tenth Planet.

  • Category:1943 films
    Category:American historical films
    Category:American films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:Films based on novels
    Category:Films directed by George Archainbaud
    Category:Romantic Western (genre) films
    Category:United Artists films
    Category:1940s historical films
    Category:1940s Western (genre) films
    Category:Films based on Western (genre) novels
    Category:American Western (genre) films

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