United States has just acquired Louisiana from France. An expedition led by Lewis and Clark is sent to survey the territory and go where no white man has gone before. Are they able to ...
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United States has just acquired Louisiana from France. An expedition led by Lewis and Clark is sent to survey the territory and go where no white man has gone before. Are they able to overcome the dangers with the help of Sacajawea? Written by
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Touissant Charbonneau and Sacagawea had a child while at Fort Mandan. Born 11 February 1805, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau continued the family business as a guide for a battalion of the Army of the West during the Mexican War of 1846-7. See more »
During the launch scene at Yellowstone Lake Cpt. Lewis orders "Gass, take the point." Later, when they spot the canoe on it's side you hear Sgt. Gass say "That's our point canoe." No explanation is ever given as to how or when the point canoe was changed. See more »
Freddie Mack Goes Fishing While Heston & Reed Burn
This is not a movie that is accurate historically. The great thing is seeing a well known cast in color making the thing entertaining. While Barbara Hale is best known as Della Street, Perry Mason's Secretary, she is a second banana here in her role as Julia. She appears in the early part of the film and at the end.
What is interesting is that Donna Reed, Fred MacMurray, & Charlton Heston all get equal billing at a time when women's rights really had not started. In fact, Reed is so good that I didn't even realize it was here until I checked the cast list. This is not the typical 1950's film to be sure.
Trouble is that the film really has no chance to get to the true story of Lewis & Clark as it is too busy with fictional relationships to have time. William Demerest (Uncle Charlie on My Three Sons) joins Fred here as he would later on TV. Considering how much fishing Fred is known to have done, I bet he got some in on breaks on this river location shooting.
The movie is entertainment, just not a classic. Paramounts Vista Vision hasn't hurt the quality of the film photography over the years either.
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