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Wagon Train (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, History | 4 October 1940 (USA)
Pecos businessman Matt Gardner is buying up freighters, or wagon trains of food supplies, at cheap prices through intimidation, and charging high prices by deliberately causing phony food ... See full summary »

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Zack Sibley
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Whopper
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Helen Lee
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Coe Gardner (as Malcolm McTaggart)
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Matt Gardner
Ellen Lowe ...
Amanthy
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Luke Wilkes
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Pecos businessman Matt Gardner is buying up freighters, or wagon trains of food supplies, at cheap prices through intimidation, and charging high prices by deliberately causing phony food shortages at his trading posts. The only one refusing to sell his supplies is Zack Sibley, who is dead set on maintaining his freighter business as well as tracking down his father's murderer, his ex-business partner. Gardner plans on eliminating any competition Sibley presents by sending his thugs to kill him and raid his wagon train. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Trivia

British confectionery company Burtons Foods insist the movie inspired the 1948 creation of their "Wagon Wheel" - a chocolate biscuit [cookie] still in production to this day. See more »

Goofs

As Zack is chasing after the runaway wagon team through the canyon pass, the tire tracks of the camera truck can be clearly seen in the dirt. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits: "The middle of the last century witnessed small bands of courageous men leading their wagon trains across the Wilderness, carrying provisions to the people of the frontier. They died of hunger, thirst, heat and cold. Desert wastes, prairie fires, the attacks of road agents and Indians took their toll. But the freighters still rolled on - - the wheels of their wagons carving from the Trans-Missouri Wilderness a greater and stronger nation." See more »

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Referenced in What to Do on a Date (1951) See more »

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Farewell
(1940) (uncredited)
Written by Ray Whitley and Fred Rose
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Hard to believe this is a B western.
11 January 2002 | by (Chester, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

One of the best B westerns I've ever seen. Original and intelligent script, solid acting, great scenery and production values not normally found in this type of movie. Scene with wagons racing across the valley is spectacular and does not appear to be stock footage (though I could be wrong). Tim Holt westerns, particularly those from the early 40s, usually exceeded the normal standards for series westerns, but Wagon Train is in a class by itself. Truly a great movie of it's type.


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