Wagon Wheels (1934)

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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 overview, first billed only:
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 ...
Donald Gray ...
Chauncey (as Eldred Tidbury)
Colin Tapley ...
J.P. McGowan ...
James A. Marcus ...


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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Adventure-loving men and their devoted women in a breathtaking romance of the Oregon Trail! See more »


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Release Date:

15 September 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caravans West  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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A campaign poster for the 11th President, James K, Polk, is seen. Polk beat Henry Clay in 1844 and is considered the least known of the consequential Presidents. He acquired not only the Oregon territory of the Pacific Northwest through negotiation with England, but also the territories of the Southwest (the result of a war with Mexico) and the Republic of Texas. Polk also made an effort to buy Cuba from Spain. He left office on March 4, 1849, and died not long afterwards on June 15, 1849 (most likely from cholera). See more »


Gail Patrick bakes Billy Lee a birthday cake, but there's no indication of how she did it on the open plains without an oven. See more »


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 »


Words and Music by Manuel M. Ponce
Adapted by Frank La Forge
Performed by Lorraine Bridges
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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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