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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Did You Know?
This was William Bishop's last role and last movie. See more
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
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