SIn 1844 scout Cint Belmet and his two sidekicks guide a wagon train to the newly opened Oregon territory despite hardships and Indian attack.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gail Patrick ...
Nancy Wellington
Billy Lee ...
Sonny Wellington
Monte Blue ...
Kenneth Murdock
Raymond Hatton ...
Jim Burch
Jan Duggan ...
Abby Masters
Leila Bennett ...
Hetty Masters
Olin Howland ...
Bill O'Leary
Howard Wilson ...
Permit Officer
Julian Madison ...
Lester - Guard
Alfred Delcambre ...
Ebe
Donald Gray ...
Chauncey (as Eldred Tidbury)
Colin Tapley ...
Mountaineer
J.P. McGowan ...
Couch
James A. Marcus ...
Jed
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The trio of Belmet, Burch, and O'Meary are leading a wagon train west and Murdock is out to stop them. The settlers fight off his initial Indian attack and reach the mountains. With the wagon train vulnerable as it crosses a river, Murdock has the Indians make a final attack. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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THROUGH FIRE, FLOOD, AND BLOODY BATTLES... THE COVERED WAGONS FOUGHT WESTWARD TO OPEN THE OREGON TRAIL! (reissue) See more »


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15 September 1934 (USA)  »

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Caravans West  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The casting of Michael Visaroff makes it appear that Russian interests were involved in the Oregon fur trade. Actually, Russian-American interests were involved in the Alaskan fur trade, not Oregon, which was established by German-born American John Jacob Astor and later British and American interests. See more »

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Before the wagon train leaves Independence, they all sing Onward Christian Soldiers. Sir Arthur Sullivan didn't compose this hymn until 1871. See more »

Quotes

Abby Masters: What'll we do if the food were all gone?
Jim Burch: Dunno. Bunch of trappers got in that fix once... and they jest et each other.
Abby Masters: Ooooh...
Hetty Masters: I don't believe it.
Bill O'Leary: Jim oughta know. He's the sole survivor of that party.
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Remake of Fighting Caravans (1931) See more »

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Onward Christian Soldiers
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Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by Sabine Baring-Gould
Sung by the pioneers
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the best of the 1930s zane greys
6 May 2001 | by (palm bay florida u.s.a.) – See all my reviews

this 1934 remake of fighting caravans(1931) is by far superior in every way. basically the same story of a wagon train heading to oregon in the 1850s. it has plenty of action to satisfy anyone who craves it. the sound recording was excellent. the acting of the principal players was the best of paramounts long string of zane grey westerns, and the finale with a tremendous musical score to back it up was outstanding. with stock footage from the earlier film,this 54 minute gem flies by. try it i think you will agree.yours at the movies joe rinando. p.s it is available on vhs from amazon.com


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