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Fighting Caravans -- 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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Writers:
Zane Grey (novel)
Edward E. Paramore Jr. (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
1 February 1931 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
SMASHING OUTDOOR ROMANCE ( original poster) See more »
Plot:
A young frontier scout helps guide a freight wagon train across the country, fighting off Indians and evil traders... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Fighting Caravans, Well Worth Seeing See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gary Cooper ... Clint Belmet
Lili Damita ... Felice (as Lily Damita)
Ernest Torrence ... Bill Jackson
Tully Marshall ... Jim Bridger
Fred Kohler ... Lee Murdock

Eugene Pallette ... Seth
Roy Stewart ... Couch
May Boley ... Jane
Eve Southern ... Faith
Frank Campeau ... Jeff Moffitt
Charles Winninger ... Marshall
Frank Hagney ... Renegade
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oscar Apfel ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Irving Bacon ... Mustachioed Barfly (uncredited)

Chief John Big Tree ... Indian Chief in Opening Credits (uncredited)
Chris Willow Bird ... Apache Indian (uncredited)
Frank Brownlee ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Carlyle ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Blue Cloud ... Navajo Indian (uncredited)

Iron Eyes Cody ... Indian After Firewater (uncredited)
Bill Cooley ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Rae Daggett ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Jane Darwell ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Sidney De Gray ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Clifford Dempsey ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Walter Downing ... Minor Role (uncredited)
James Durkin ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Chief White Eagle ... Indian (uncredited)
Peggy Elinor ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jim Farley ... Amos (uncredited)
Pauline French ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Rosa Gore ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
High Eagle ... Mission Indian (uncredited)
Helen Hunt ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Dolores Johnson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jane Keckley ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Harry Lamont ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Harry Lee ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Donald MacKenzie ... Gus (uncredited)
James A. Marcus ... The Blacksmith (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Townsman (uncredited)
Guy Oliver ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Tiny Sandford ... Man at Wagon Train (uncredited)
Syd Saylor ... Charlie (uncredited)
Scott Seaton ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Brawler (uncredited)
Ernest Shields ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Bruce Warren ... Minor Role (uncredited)
E. Alyn Warren ... Barlow (uncredited)
White Cloud ... Choctaw Indian (uncredited)
Chief White Feather ... Iroquois Indian (uncredited)

Directed by
Otto Brower 
David Burton 
 
Writing credits
Zane Grey (novel "Wagon Wheels")

Edward E. Paramore Jr. (screenplay) &
Keene Thompson (screenplay) &
Agnes Brand Leahy (screenplay)

Original Music by
Max Bergunker (uncredited)
Emil Bierman (uncredited)
A. Cousminer (uncredited)
Karl Hajos (uncredited)
Herman Hand (uncredited)
Emil Hilb (uncredited)
Sigmund Krumgold (uncredited)
John Leipold (uncredited)
Oscar Potoker (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Lee Garmes 
Henry W. Gerrard  (as Henry Gerrard)
 
Film Editing by
William Shea 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Odell (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Earl S. Hayman .... sound (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Spike Spackman .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Blazing Arrows" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
92 min | USA:81 min (DVD)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-12 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)
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Quotes:
Clint Belmet:I'm asking you a question and the answer can't be maybe. I'm asking you straight out - will you marry? Yes or no?
Felice:Oui, Monsieur!
Clint Belmet:Huh?
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Referenced in No Limit (1931)See more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Fighting Caravans, Well Worth Seeing, 4 June 2007
Author: Nicholas Mitchell from United States

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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