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Browse Kanopy Kids for unlimited age-appropriate shows and movies with access to parental controls.

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What’s New

Version 5.2.2

We have fixed a bug that may have made the app unresponsive for devices on older iOS versions.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
94.8K Ratings

94.8K Ratings

a frontier fellow ,

Kit Carson, an American hero.

I guess I’m sentimental but the nostalgia which this fine picture stirred in me was a very pleasant pastime. I’d recommend it to anyone who loves Westerns, pathfinders, mountain men and Arizona’s picturesque Monument Valley which in other pictures director John Ford used to superb effect.
It is from a little known movie studio which I had never heard of, hence I didn’t expect much. But Dana Andrews is solid, Ward Bond is believable and Jon Hall as Carson does fine. His drawl is a bit affected, but that is not the main point. His decency is the main point. Also the reconciliation between Andrews and Hall towards the end helps soothe over their rather awkward beginnings. It’s heartwarming. There’s an honesty between them that is most becoming, because it is between two men of honor. Finally, the story touches on the founding of the California Republic in rather simple terms but conveys the idea of suffering and sacrifice. The Shoshone tribe and a Mexican General with megalomania keep Carson and his band on their toes.
One last tip: by the sound of his voice you should recognize Clayton Moore who later became famous on TV as the Lone Ranger.

NolaLova ,

Amazing content - please fix the platform

I’ve had Kanopy for several years. Hands down, amazing content, however, its been really clunky with the same problems for all of these years. This: There is zero way to recover if you accidentally press the wrong button while watching a film. The only way to get back to it is to “rent” again. (lose a credit) There’s no option to finish watching it later or tomorrow. Nope. Not without using a credit. Oh and oops, if you accidentally press the wrong button, press play for a movie you don’t want to watch (even for a split second and immediately get out of it) well too bad, you lose a credit. Why not have a simple “do you want to use credit” or similar? There’s no doubt my public library is paying for a service its users are not able to fully utilize. I get 12 credits per month and am fairly tech savvy but I find this issue hugely frustrating. I can imagine it is much more frustrating for first time users, especially if they only are allowed 3 credits per month. What a bummer!

I’ve read a lot of other reviews. Every single review that poses a question regarding disappearing credits receives the same response- we’re sorry you’re having this problem, please send an email directly to Kanopy to discuss further, aka …(probably) you don’t have a real solution other than manually crediting to individual accounts. C’mon Kanopy, we’re all fans here, just fix it already.

Neritta B ,

The 400 Blows

This is a film that should be watched by all parents, especially the young ones. It shows us how the lack of love, and adults unsolved problems interfere in shaping the life of a child. In general, their neglect send children to desperation and delinquency. In this case the mother wanted an abortion, then married another man, and she has an affair with another. So, it is no surprise she rejected him. But, It is not just the mother’s fault, it is the system. This child grows up in a negative environment, watching the misery of the lives of his surrounding adults. Here there are many aspects involved, a young mother facing the consequences of her irresponsible sexuality. That leads her to rejection of her son. The step father is as cold as the mother. On top of that, the school system contributes to the child’s poisoning of his mind. It is sad to realize the consequences of adults’ misery in the life of a gifted child. Childhood is a time of imprinting of the mind. What is planted in early childhood will remain forever.

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