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Westward Ho, the Wagons! (1956)

Approved  |   |  Western, Family  |  20 December 1956 (USA)
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The adventures of a group of pioneers as their wagon train crosses the West.

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John 'Doc' Grayson
Kathleen Crowley ...
Laura Thompson
Jeff York ...
Hank Breckenridge
David Stollery ...
Dan Thompson
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Bissonette
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Doreen Tracey ...
Barbara Woodell ...
Mrs. Stephen
John War Eagle ...
Cubby O'Brien ...
Jerry Stephen
Tommy Cole ...
Jim Stephen
Leslie Bradley ...
Spencer Armitage
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Obie Foster
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Anthony Numkena ...
Little Thunder
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Wagon master James Stephen leads a wagon train of settlers, including his wife and children, across the vast plains. Prominent among the settlers is Doc Grayson, who though not really a doctor provides what medical care he can to the travelers. The wagon train is beset by Pawnees, determined to make off with the horses. A later encounter with presumably friendly Sioux takes a dark turn when the son of the chief appears to be dying, and only Doc Grayson can help. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Walt Disney tells the real story of the fighting families who won the West !

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20 December 1956 (USA)  »

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Children of the Covered Wagon  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Darlene Gillespie originally played Bobo Stephen, but she caught pneumonia shortly after filming began and had to drop out. She was replaced by Doreen Tracey. See more »


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Wringle Wrangle
Written by Stan Jones
Sung by Fess Parker
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Wringle wrangle! It's another ho-hum Disney western
2 August 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Fess Parker is his usual stolid self leading wagon train to Oregon, crossing paths with bloodthirsty Pawnee tribe. Nice outdoor scenery, some strong scenes of survival and a good supporting cast(including the incomparable Sebastian Cabot and a few Mouseketeers), but it's mostly a formula-bound, banal sagebrush saga. ** from ****


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