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Two wagon caravans converge at what is now Kansas City, and combine for the westward push to Oregon. On their quest the pilgrims will experience desert heat, mountain snow, hunger, and ... See full summary »

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Ernest Torrence ...
William Jackson
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Ethel Wales ...
Mrs. Wingate
Charles Ogle ...
Jesse Wingate
Guy Oliver ...
Johnny Fox ...
Jed Wingate
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Two wagon caravans converge at what is now Kansas City, and combine for the westward push to Oregon. On their quest the pilgrims will experience desert heat, mountain snow, hunger, and indian attack. To complicate matters further, a love triangle develops, as pretty Molly must chose between Sam, a brute, and Will, the dashing captain of the other caravan. Can Will overcome the skeleton in his closet and win Molly's heart? Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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8 September 1924 (USA)  »

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A Caravana Gloriosa  »

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Budget:

$782,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,800,000 (USA)
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A recording of the music for this film was made using the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process. Some sources say the entire film was scored and recorded in this process, but other sources say only a couple of reels were recorded as an experiment. See also Bella Donna (1923). See more »

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the saga of the pioneers going west in the covered wagons
17 September 1999 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This film is a great classic, but it is not easy to see it, because it's silent, also the makeup of the male main character is overdone. But still it grabs you. The main star of the film is the covered wagon itself, presented in a way that makes it more real than in any other western that I've seen.


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