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Wagons West (1952)

Approved | | Western | 6 July 1952 (USA)
Jeff Curtis (Rod Cameron), a wagon-master on his way to accept the job of leading a pioneer train from Joplin, Missouri to the Oregon territory, picks up Ben Wilkins (Michael Chapin), a ... See full summary »

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Jeff Curtis
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Arch Lawrence
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Ann Wilkins
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Ben Wilkins
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Clay Cook
Sara Haden ...
Elizabeth Cook (as Sarah Hayden)
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Cyrus Cook
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Alice Lawrence
Wheaton Chambers ...
Sam Wilkins
Riley Hill ...
Gaylord Cook
Effie Laird ...
Emma, Old Maid
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Almira Sessions ...
Ada, Old Maid
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Old Man
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Marshal Jim
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Jeff Curtis (Rod Cameron), a wagon-master on his way to accept the job of leading a pioneer train from Joplin, Missouri to the Oregon territory, picks up Ben Wilkins (Michael Chapin), a young boy who has run away from the train because train captain Cyrus Cook (Frank Ferguson) wouldn't allow him to take his dog on the trip. He meets Ben's sister, Ann (Peggy Castle), and this leads to a conflict with Cook's nephew, Clay (Henry Brandon), who has his own plans for Ann that does not include her kid brother and his dog. The trip west has a lot of problems, mostly Indian raids by a tribe who are buying rifles from two members of the wagon train. Which two? Rest assured it ain't the kid and his dog. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Above The Savage Cheyenne War Cries Sound The Challenge...'WAGONS WEST!"...In Blazing COLOR See more »

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Archie Lawrence: How much?
Cyrus Cook: It's about $25 a wagon.
Archie Lawrence: Twenty-five... Oh, I don't know. That's a lot of money.
Cyrus Cook: Wagon bosses don't work cheap.
Archie Lawrence: Ah, is this horse worth that to ya?
Cyrus Cook: Does the saddle come with the deal?
Archie Lawrence: It's a little warm for Christmas, ain't it, Mister?
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Classic tale of the conquest of the west

Nothing really new here, in this B picture directed by a B movie director: Ford Beebe, a veteran serial maker. It is beautiful done, shot on locations, with beautiful pictures, convincing characters, and a predictable story, with Rod Cameron as the wagon master. It won't bring anything to John Ford or Raoul Walsh's films. Cinecolor enhances more the quality of this early 50's movie.

What could I say more? The plot line has explained enough the topic of this western very hard to catch.

Beebe made here probably one of his biggest budget movies, except the serials. Or maybe one or two Bomba series films. But those were shot entirely in studios.


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