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Bend of the River (1952)

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When a town boss confiscates homesteader's supplies after gold is discovered nearby, a tough cowboy risks his life to try and get it to them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Glyn McLyntock
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Trey Wilson
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Jeremy Baile
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Laura Baile (as Julia Adams)
Lori Nelson ...
Marjie Baile
Chubby Johnson ...
Cap'n Mello
Stepin Fetchit ...
Adam (as Stepin' Fetchit)
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Shorty (as Henry Morgan)
Howard Petrie ...
Tom Hendricks
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Mrs. Prentiss
Jack Lambert ...
Red
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Long Tom
Frank Chase ...
Wasco
Cliff Lyons ...
Willie
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Storyline

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 Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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The greatness...the glory...the fury...of the Northwest Frontier!


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13 February 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bend of the Snake  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Studio executives were unsure if British audiences would understand the title and changed the syntax to "Where the River Bends." See more »

Goofs

The heroes pass the same large, flat, rock formation twice during the trek with supplies. See more »

Quotes

Glyn McLyntock: Always point this (the wagon tongue) toward the North Star. Then come morning, we'll know where we're going.
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Referenced in Sometimes a Great Notion (1970) See more »

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Fantastic Photography & Great Western Story!
16 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is truly a great Classic Western with the best super stars of all time. The special photography with cattle going up and down rocky hills and the many covered wagons and beautiful scenery of the Northwest was outstanding. James Stewart,(Glyn McLyntock),"Broken Arrow",'50, was a wagon train guide, and also had a wicked past life he was trying to forget about. Glyns wicked past came in hand having to face many situations that required lots of fighting and gun action. Arthur Kennedy(Emerson Cole),"Nevada Smith",'66 gave a very outstanding performance and also gave Glyn a real hard time because they both had past careers that were almost the same, however, Glyn was hateful deep in his very soul! Julie Adams,(Laura Baile), "Slim Carter",'57 was very beautiful and had a hard time trying to find out which guy she really wanted to HOOK! Rock Hudson,(Trey Wilson),"Iron Man,",'51, was a gambler and gave a rather weak performance, however, he was just starting his career and took almost any role that he was presented with. Jimmy Stewart always was very particular about any picture that he appeared in and I can see why he liked this film. Enjoy!!


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