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
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This was William Bishop's last role and last movie. See more
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
James Gordon Bennett
I wish you could write as well as you dress.
Oh. Well, it all depends on the incentive, sir. Tonight, the incentive is much prettier than the people I interview.
Ballad of the Oregon Trail
Lyrics by Charles Devlan
Music by Paul Dunlap See more