Indian fighter, trapper and frontier scout Kit Carson leads a wagon train of settlers from Fort Bridger, along the Oregon Trail through Shoshone territory, to California which plans to secede from Mexico.

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Captain John C. Fremont
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Lopez
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Ape
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Miss Pilchard
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Paul Terry
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Alice Terry
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Sergeant Clanahan
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General Castro
Lew Merrill ...
General Vallejo
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Larkin
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John Sutter
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James King (as Peter Lynn)
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Trapper Kit Carson and his band of men join John C. Fremont on his way to California. Enroute they are subjected to Indian attacks that are propagated by the Mexican Government, that does not want the contingency to reach California. Once in California, Fremont and Carson initiate a campaign to free the state from Mexican control. Written by Buxx Banner <buxx572@aol.com>

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A MIGHTY SAGA OF PIONEER COURAGE...that gave the nation a new empire!


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30 August 1940 (USA)  »

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Im Tal des Schreckens  »

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(Western Electric Sound System: The Voice of America)

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Film remade as Frontier Uprising in 1961. See more »

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In real life Kit Carson never learned to read or write and in two scenes, he's showed reading something. See more »

Quotes

Ape: It's love. I'm in it.
Lopez: Oh-ho!
Kit Carson: Who?
Ape: Genevieve.
Kit Carson: Oh! Well, what are you gonna do about it?
Ape: Well, the first thing I'm gonna do is swear off lyin'.
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Edited into Davy Crockett, Indian Scout (1950) See more »

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Buffalo Gals (Won't You Come Out Tonight)
(1844) (uncredited)
Written by William Cool White
Played during the opening scene and often in the score
Sung by Jon Hall, Ward Bond and Harold Huber a cappella
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Rousing tale of the conquest of California.
23 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Rousing, action packed tale of the taking of California from the Mexican Government. While historically inaccurate, the cast and direction move things along in a pleasant manner, with lotsa Indians and gunfire. It's a good thing that Andrews wears a moustache since he and Hall are almost twins.


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