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Julia Hancock
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Julia Montoya ...
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Ralph Moody ...
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Herbert Heyes ...
Lester Matthews ...
Mr. Hancock
Helen Wallace ...
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Walter Reed ...
Cruzatte (helmsman)


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 Timo Lamminjoki <>

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Release Date:

7 August 1955 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Blue Horizons  »

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1.85 : 1
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According to scriptwriter Winston Miller there was a scene where Charlton Heston is coming down the river and comes across a body on a sand spit with "so many arrows in him he looked like a pin cushion." When Heston uttered the line, "He's dead," the audience found it laughable and the scene changed their acceptance of the film's credibility. The scene had to be re-edited with Heston's line deleted. See more »


Indians create an ambush using a net drawn across the river to stop Lewis and Clark. Upstream the Indians push logs into the water to hit the canoes. The team try to push them away causing the canoes to rock - during which you can see the shiny hull of two canoes come out of the water - clearly made of fiberglass. See more »


Featured in The Colgate Comedy Hour: Episode #5.31 (1955) See more »

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River movie
25 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

The "river " movie-as opposed to road movie- was born with Huston (African queen,1950),then continued by Preminger's"River of no return"(1954)."The far horizons" is an entertaining adventure yarn,with a nice cinematography ,a good use of the cinemascope and a very fine cast.Donna Reed stands out,her portrayal of the Indian heroine is very modern,and the last sequence is totally unusual in this kind of movie.

The story is divided into a prologue ("civilization"),the main part (the expedition),and an epilogue (back to" civilization").The dialogue is wittier than in an average western.Some remarks about women's position in both societies are smart .

The "river movie" will reach its artistic peak during the seventies with Herzog's "Aguirre,der Zorn Gottes"(1972)(also an expedition!),the same year as John Boorman's "deliverance".In the nineties,it was still hip,as "the river wild" (1994)shows.

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