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Prairie Schooners (1940)

Approved | | Western | 30 September 1940 (USA)
Being unable to grow crops and pay their land owner Stull due to the drought, Wild Bill gets a group of Kansas farmers to form a wagon train and head to Colorado. Stull is afraid they will ... See full summary »

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Being unable to grow crops and pay their land owner Stull due to the drought, Wild Bill gets a group of Kansas farmers to form a wagon train and head to Colorado. Stull is afraid they will ruin his fur business in Colorado and sets out to stop them. He gets there first and giving guns to the Indians, gets them to attack the train. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Wild Bill Hickok: Chief, this man is no friend of the Pawnees. He is Coyote who asks Mountain Lion to kill for him!
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Western from Columbia
24 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Though not as good as his later Republic entries,this is a serviceable western from Columbia for Bill Elliot.This entry finds Elliot portraying "Wild Bill" .On a casual trip to Kansas,Bill finds himself pitted against a greedy land baron[Kenneth Harland}.The idea is to start a war between the Indians and the homesteaders and Harlan getting all the land after each side looses. Elliot convinces the homesteaders to move to more fertile land,and then the trouble starts.Elliot handles his role well,as does Dub Taylor in comic relief.Harlan and Ray Teal as the bad guys,are fine.Jim Thorpe plays an Indian chief.Direction is conventional.Same for the music score.No surprises here with the usual clichés.Good outdoor photography,with a lot of stock footage.


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