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Wagons West (1952)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Cameron ...
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)
Frank Ferguson ...
Cyrus Cook
Anne Kimbell ...
Alice Lawrence
Wheaton Chambers ...
Sam Wilkins
Riley Hill ...
Gaylord Cook
Effie Laird ...
Emma, Old Maid
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Almira Sessions ...
Ada, Old Maid
Harry Tyler ...
Old Man
Glenn Strange ...
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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MILE-BY-MILE THEY FOUGHT THEIR WAY WESTWARD!...Through Hostile Territory and Countless Unseen Dangers! See more »


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Det röda överfallet  »

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Clay Cook: Why didn't you shoot, Curtis?
Jeff Curtis: Same reason I wouldn't let your uncle kill the dog. You might be useful on this trip.
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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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