The Young Land
- 1 hr 29 min
The Young Land is a 1959 Western starring Dennis Hopper and Patrick Wayne. The story is set in 1848 at the end of the Mexican-American War. The main protagonist is a gunslinger named Hatfield Carnes (Hopper). Carnes murders a Mexican man in California. Sheriff Jim Ellison (Wayne) arrests him and charges him with the murder. Carnes also has designs on the daughter of a local businessman named Don Roberto de la Madrid. A by-the-book judge arrives to conduct the trial. This is an interesting Western that addresses some of the themes and conflict involving Mexican and American claims to the California territory.