Wagon Wheels (1934) - Plot Summary Poster



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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.

  • Experienced scout Clint Belmet and his two sidekicks, Jim Burch and Bill O'Leary, guide a wagon train of settlers to the newly opened Oregon Territory after the election of expansionist President James K. Polk in 1844. Despite the optimism of the pioneers, the journey not only includes many natural hardships of terrain and weather, but also the resistance of Native Americans and the fur industry, which feels its profitable trade in animal pelts will be disrupted by new settlement. Half-breed renegade Kenneth Murdock, who is traveling with the train, secretly directs the resistance and covertly does whatever he can to dishearten the pioneers.

  • Three veteran scouts, Clint Belmet, Jim Burch and Bill OLeary, are leading a wagon train of settlers to the Oregon Territory. Fearing that an influx of settlers and merchants-to-follow would tear down his empire of fur-trading and exploitation of the Indians, Murdock has his henchmen pose as Indians in an effort to halt the western expansion.

  • 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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