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The Oregon Trail (1959)

In 1846, a newspaperman joins an Oregon Trail wagon train to verify rumors about the U.S. government sending troops disguised as settlers there in order to claim Oregon.

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Neal Harris
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Prudence Cooper
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George Seton
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Gene N. Fowler ...
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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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When the cry of a frontier on the move was '54-40 or fight' !

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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

Although the movie takes place in 1846, it shows the soldiers using Colt Dragoon revolvers, which weren't manufactured until 1848. The only Colt revolvers before 1848 was the Colt Patterson revolver, a small caliber 5 shot revolver which was used by the Texas Rangers. See more »

Quotes

President James Polk: I trust you had a quiet passage from England.
Sir Richard, British Ambassador: The Atlantic Ocean knows who rules the waves, Mr. President.
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Soundtracks

Never Alone
Lyrics and Music by Will Miller
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Where's Ward?
26 January 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Can't help but think this version of 'The Oregon Trail' was put together hurriedly to cash in on the enormous popularity of the TV series 'Wagon Train' with Ward Bond? Having said that, it's always a pleasure to watch Fred MacMurray, one of the movies most versatile stars, his stock in trade was comedy, but he was equally effective in drama, or rugged outdoor films, like this was supposed to be, and at 6'3" and that great physique, I think he fits the bill! First time I'd seen that gorgeous blonde, Nina Shipman, can't help but think Fred should have finished up with her instead of the Indian maiden? Fun to see some of the screens great old character actors like Henry Hull and John Carradine, plus Elizabeth Patterson, who played the Mother of Fred and Bing Crosby in 1938's 'Sing You Sinners', she would have been in her 80's here, and still great! Not a great film by any means, but enjoyable enough if your a fan of the stars, and I am! Sadly William Bishop died the same year the film was released, 1959!


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