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Across the Wide Missouri (1951)

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Trapper Flint Mitchell and other mountain men from the Rendezvous join forces to enter virgin trapping territory but must contend with a resentful Blackfoot chief.

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Complete credited cast:
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Flint Mitchell
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Ironshirt
John Hodiak ...
Brecan
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Pierre
J. Carrol Naish ...
Looking Glass
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Bear Ghost
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Capt. Humberstone Lyon
George Chandler ...
Gowie
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Dick
María Elena Marqués ...
Kamiah
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Storyline

In the 1830's beaver trapper Flint Mitchell and other white men hunt and trap in the then unnamed territories of Montana and Idaho. Flint marries a Blackfoot woman as a way to gain entrance into her people's rich lands, but finds she means more to him than a ticket to good beaver habitat. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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23 October 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Assim São os Fortes  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the "Native Americans" in this movie are all portrayed by Hispanic or Caucasian actors, because there was a noticeable lack of Native American actors at MGM at the time this movie was made. See more »

Goofs

It's quite obvious that the papoose on the runaway horse is a doll. See more »

Quotes

Lucien Chennault: [Referring to Kamiah's father] He'll expect you to marry her.
Flint Mitchell: I'd expect to marry her. She can't do me any harm, and she might do me a lot of good.
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Connections

Featured in The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

The Devil's Concerto
from "The Devil and Daniel Webster' (uncredited)
Composed by Bernard Herrmann (1941)
Heard at Rendezvous on soundtrack
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A good story featuring rugged realism
18 February 2000 | by (Portland Oregon) – See all my reviews

Realism and attention to detail highlight this otherwise routine tale of the opening of the west by mountain-men. Gable's performance is somewhat subdued in his portrayal of a trapper that takes on an Indian wife in hostile territory. The scenery is pretty and the story moves at a good clip with an exciting finale.


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