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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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
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Through the desert,the Indians, and getting to California.
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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