When her husband dies en route to America, Martha Price and her daughter Hilary are left to carry out his dream: the introduction of Hereford cattle into the American West. They enlist Sam ... See full summary »
Two men with questionable pasts, Glyn McLyntock and his friend Cole, lead a wagon-train load of homesteaders from Missouri to the Oregon territory. They establish a settlement outside of Portland and as winter nears, it is necessary for McLyntock and Cole to rescue and deliver food and supplies being held in Portland by corrupt officials. On the trip back to the settlement, up river and over a mountain, Cole engineers a mutiny to divert the supplies to a gold mining camp for a handsome profit. Written by
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At the base of Mt Hood, the settlers are attacked by a band of Indians that the trail guide declares are Shoshone. Although there were Shoshone (Paiute) tribes in southeast Oregon, Mt Hood is in north central Oregon along the Washington border - too far to the northwest to have been on any Shoshone ground. See more »
You're a little naked to go calling on Hendricks. You ain't wearin' a gun.
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BEND is one of Anthony Mann's truly great westerns, the tale of a notorious shootist-turned wagon train scout leading a bunch of Missouri farmers to the promised land east of Portland, Oregon. Along the way, he saves the life of another notorious shootist (Arthur Kennedy) who at first becomes his ally and later his enemy. Trouble brews when supplies the farmers are counting on and which they ordered on their trek through Portland, fail to arrive. When Stewart goes back to Portland to see what has happened, he finds the city in the grip of gold rush fever. The supplies master is holding up the farmers' supplies on the dock and wants more money. From this point, it is out and out war. Rock Hudson in an early role as a card sharp joins forces with Stewart and Kennedy against the supplier and his army of thugs. Julia Adams is on hand as eye candy. Shot on location, with Mount Hood in the background, BEND is a truly great western. Some of the supporting cast (Harry Morgan, Royal Dano, Jay Flippen) reappeared with Stewart in Mann's less successful FAR COUNTRY two years later.
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