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Seven Alone (1974)

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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
Dean Smith ...
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Billy Shaw
Stewart Petersen ...
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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When the settlers are shown walking beside their wagon train (at around 46 mins) just before reaching Fort Hall, one is wearing a modern green and white horizontal stripped shirt. 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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This is a GREAT movie. Super film for families.
3 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have no idea why it is rated so poorly. My whole family was glued to the TV. It was very emotionally moving. Yes, some of the acting may be a bit sub-par, but what an inspiring, invigorating tale. If you've got children, they will love it.

And it's not Just For Children. I'm in my 40's and love films including Pulp Fiction and Fargo, but I was totally engrossed by this tale of seven children who refused to give up on their father's dreams. Near the end, I was close to tears as the story got more and more dramatic.

What makes this story so compelling is that it's based on fact. It's great to have a beautiful story that doesn't rely on huge budgets, phony story lines, expensive technology, and computer graphics. This is old fashioned movie making: based on a good story! Be sure to see if you enjoy wholesome, family oriented, adventure.


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