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The Oregon Trail (1959)

 -  Western  -  September 1959 (USA)
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In 1846, a reporter for the New York Herald joins a wagon train bound for the Oregon Territory. He hopes to confirm a rumor that President Polk is sending in soldiers disguised as settlers ... See full summary »

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Neal Harris
William Bishop ...
Capt. George Wayne
Nina Shipman ...
Prudence Cooper
Gloria Talbott ...
Shona Hastings
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George Seton
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Zachariah Garrison
John Dierkes ...
Gabe Hastings
Roxene Wells ...
Flossie Shoemaker
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Maria Cooper
Gene N. Fowler ...
Richard Cooper
James Bell ...
Jeremiah Cooper
John Slosser ...
Johnny
Ralph Sanford ...
John Decker
Sherry Spalding ...
Lucy
Tex Terry ...
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In 1846, a reporter for the New York Herald joins a wagon train bound for the Oregon Territory. He hopes to confirm a rumor that President Polk is sending in soldiers disguised as settlers in order to strengthen American claims to the Territory. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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September 1959 (USA)  »

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Mit Büchse und Colt  »

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Trivia

This wasn't Fred MacMurray's first trip to Oregon; four years earlier, he played Merriweather Lewis in The Far Horizons (1955) opposite Charlton Heston as William Clarke. See more »

Goofs

In scenes at the White House, President James K. Polk stands in front of a US map, but the map shows the US following the Compromise of 1850. The film is set in 1846, before the Texas border was changed, before the Mexican Cession resulted in the admission of California and the organization of the Territories of Utah and New Mexico, all of which are clearly seen on that map. See more »

Quotes

Neal Harris: Questions seem to bother you a lot, Mr. Wayne.
Capt. George Wayne: Only the man who asks them.
Neal Harris: Well, that's too bad because my livelihood happens to depend on questions.
Capt. George Wayne: Then I suggest you go back East and ask them. Out here, questions can get you killed.
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Never Alone
Lyrics and Music by Will Miller
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I was enjoyed to see this pretty little western again. Colourful, action packed, with interesting and deep searched characters. Real good picture indeed.

But there is one thing that petrified me literally.I was torn to pieces when the Indian girl, who was in love with Mac Murray and saved him from the Indian warrior, says that she disowns her own people - because of his ferocity, after the ending slaughter. SHAME ON HER !!!

I have never heard such a crap, sorry nonsense, in a western before; and I have already seen thousands of them since I was a kid !!!

I am an Indian lover, and proud of that. I am also sad and angry when I think about all that white people did to the Indian nation. They wiped them out. For their land only. They nearly killed them all with bullets, hunger, plagues, alcohol, misery in reservation - even now...

So, in short, when I hear that kind of nonsense from a character in a movie, particularly an Indian one, i prefer think about something else or switch my TV set off.

But, let's be fair, except for that, "Oregon trail" is nevertheless a good western.


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