A frontier family crosses the U.S. by wagon train, hoping for a better life in the Oregon Territory.

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Dr. Dutch
Anne Collings ...
Naome Sager
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Billy Shaw
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Dehl Berti ...
White Elk
Bea Morris ...
Sally Shaw
Scott Petersen ...
Francis Sager
Debbie van Orden ...
Catherine Sager
Diane Petersen ...
Matilda Sager
Suzanne Petersen ...
Lousia Sager
Julie Petersen ...
Elizabeth Sager
Christy Clark ...
Anna Sager
Kliss Sparks ...
Mrs. Whitman
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A fictionalized account of the real-life adventure of the Sager family. Travelling with a wagon train from Missouri to Oregon, things are going well for them, until Henry Sager dies from blood poisoning following an Indian attack, and Naomi Sager dies soon afterward from pneumonia. The leaders of the wagon train decide to send the children back, but the oldest, John (who had been described by all the adults as lazy and worthless), decides to lead his siblings through the wilderness to complete the journey their parents started. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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20 December 1974 (USA)  »

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House Without Windows  »

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John and Francis Sager were killed in the Whitman Massacre near Walla Walla, Washington on 29 November 1847 by Cayuse Indians. The surviving Sager children were kidnapped and held for ransom, with Louisa Sager dying in captivity. See more »

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A paved road appears to run horizontally along the middle of the frame (at around 1 min) as the wagon train enters Fort Hall. See more »

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Only a Dream Away
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Lyric by Arthur Hamilton
Performed by Pat Boone
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Refreshing 1974 Film
17 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this great 1974 family film, which was so down to earth about everything that happened to people living in the 1840's and their love of the Mid-West and the trip they were willing to take all the way to the Northwestern part of the country. This film starts out with a husband and wife who have six children and are struggling to scratch the surface of the land in Missouri and the husband grows weary of trying to settle in this part of the country. His main concern is going West like most of his neighbors. However, his wife simply does not like the idea at all. Once a decision is made, the story becomes very interesting and at times tragic; another baby is born, increasing the family to seven. This is a very down to earth depiction of how settlers traveled with their families and had great determination and faith in God to lead them to a better way of living in this great land of the United States.


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