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The Oregon Trail (1939)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure, Western  |  4 July 1939 (USA)
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Wagon trains are not making it to Oregon and Jeff Scott has been sent to investigate. Morgan, the representitive of an eastern syndicate, controls the fur trade and does not want the area ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
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Jeff Scott (as John Mack Brown)
Louise Stanley ...
Margaret Mason
Fuzzy Knight ...
Deadwood Hawkins
Bill Cody Jr. ...
Jimmie Clark
Edward LeSaint ...
John Mason (as Ed LeSaint)
James Blaine ...
Sam Morgan
Charles Stevens ...
'Breed'
Jack C. Smith ...
Bull Bragg
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Charles Murphy ...
Tompkins
Colin Kenny ...
Slade - Morgan Henchman
Forrest Taylor ...
Daggett - Morgan Henchman
Charles King ...
Dirk - Morgan Henchman
Jim Toney ...
Idaho Ike
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Wagon trains are not making it to Oregon and Jeff Scott has been sent to investigate. Morgan, the representitive of an eastern syndicate, controls the fur trade and does not want the area settled. So he sends his men lead by Bull Bragg to stop the latest wagon train. Scott is quickly on to Bragg and repeatedly captures him only to have him escape before he can reveal whom is responsible for the attacks. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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DYNAMITE ACTION IN EVERY CHAPTER! - With smoking guns he held off bandits...to save the wagon trains...and the girl he loved! (original poster) See more »


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4 July 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I ekdikisis tou Indou  »

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Runtime:

(15 chapters)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles: 1. The Renegade's Revenge 2. The Flaming Forest 3. The Brink of Disaster 4. Thundering Doom 5. Stampede 6. Indian Vengeanc 7. Trail of Treachery 8. Redskin's Revenge 9. The Avalanche of Doom 10. The Plunge of Peril 11. Trapped in the Flames 12. The Baited Trap 13. Crashing Timbers 14. Death in the Night 15. The End of the Trail. See more »

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Chapter 13: Jeff is shot at and he falls into the water, a white hat can be seen, but when he comes out of the water, he has a black hat. See more »

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Edited into Overland Mail (1942) See more »

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Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
Played under credits and in various chapters
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Good Ol' West.
8 September 2010 | by (Byron Bay, Australia) – See all my reviews

Glad this was a Serial (Universal Pictures) and not a 60 minute 1930's Western.

Enjoyed each and every 15 chapters. I reckon this is the best of the 5 Western Serials, Johnny Mack Brown appeared in (he only ever appeared in 5 serials). The others are:

'Fighting with Kit Carson' 1933. Mascot Pictures. 'The Rustlers of Red Dog' 1935. Universal Pictures. 'Wild West Days' 1937. Universal Pictures. 'Flaming Frontiers' 1938. Universal Pictures.

In 1934 Johnny Mack got 3rd Bill in Mae West's "Belle of the Nineties" and Fuzzy Knight played one of the Comedians.

'The Oregon Trail' was the next film they both appeared in and was the start of over 30 films with Fuzzy as Johnny's sidekick.

Ford Beebe the Director also directed the Serials 'Flash Gordon', 'The Green Hornet'1940 and 'Buck Rogers'. He also directed all 12 movies in the "Bomba the Jungle Boy' series.


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