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Fighting Caravans (1931)

Passed  -  Romance | Western  -  1 February 1931 (USA)
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A young frontier scout helps guide a freight wagon train across the country, fighting off Indians and evil traders, while his two crusty companions try and save him from falling in love.

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Lee Murdock
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Seth
Roy Stewart ...
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Eve Southern ...
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Frank Campeau ...
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Charles Winninger ...
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Frank Hagney ...
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A young frontier scout helps guide a freight wagon train across the country, fighting off Indians and evil traders, while his two crusty companions try and save him from falling in love. Written by Rick Johnson <rickdjohnson@seanet.com>

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SMASHING OUTDOOR ROMANCE ( original poster) See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

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1 February 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blazing Arrows  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.20 : 1
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Bill Jackson: He ain't been himself for the last three days. I've been watching him pretty close. Yesterday, he only had eleven drinks.
Jim Bridger: And he's been a-working too. Doing things he don't have to do.
Bill Jackson: She's got him all right.
Jim Bridger: Let's get drunk!
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Fighting Caravans, Well Worth Seeing
4 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Quick and amusing dialogue, fun characters, great location shooting, and high production values for the time, I was very happy to stumble upon this wonderful old film. I found it thoroughly entertaining.

Seeing the charismatic glow of a skinny young Gary Cooper makes me regret that he adopted such a dull and wooden persona later in his career.

A lot of the negative critiques of this film here seem to be based on superficial criticisms of the look and pacing of movies of this era, and not with the movie itself. If a movie is engaging, one soon gets used to the shortcomings of the time when early talkies were still finding their way with dialogue delivery and pacing. In fact, I thought they did a pretty good job here. While it is somewhat episodic, the performances are sensitive, and it does give us a rich and convincing glimpse of the wagon train era, even with the white man's simplistic perspective of Native American culture.


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