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Kit Carson (1940)

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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James King (as Peter Lynn)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Both Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels appear in this movie, better known as the Lone Ranger and Tonto. See more »

Goofs

Kit Carson comments to Fremont about playing "Taps" the bugle call. "Taps" was first written in 1862 by General Dan Butterfield and soon accepted for lights out and then at funerals. There was a "Tatoo" call used for lights out in 1850 and the army also used a French set of bugle calls, but not yet had "Taps" at the time of the setting of the movie. 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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Connections

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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Through the desert,the Indians, and getting to California.
20 January 2003 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Kit Carson is an amazing film, it reminds you of one of those old Zane Grey books about caravans going west. Everything that you can expect to happen, is here, an ambush on a narrow passage, the caravans making a circle to protect themselves in an attack, making the enemy believe there are more people then actually are in a place, making a horse run with a dead man mounted, so the Indians will follow, it is all there . At the same time you feel the film was made on a low budget, even though it was made in 1940, it seems older. Jon Hall is very good as Kit Carson, also Dana Andrews as the hard headed Captain. Lynn Bari has an incredible old fashioned look, she seems more like an actress from the twenties. I remember this film being shown here in Brazil, very often during the early fifties, and always with good results at the box office.


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