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Seven Alone (1974)

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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In the year 1843, John Sager, a boy of 13 with his brothers and sisters including an infant set off on one of the most incredible journeys in American history. This is a true account of their hazardous 2000 mile trek along the legendary Oregon trail in pursuit of a dream.


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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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It will be Six Alone after I kill the oldest boy
16 June 2015 | by (Beverly Hills, CA) – See all my reviews

A pioneer family heads out west. All of them are likable enough except for the oldest boy, John Sager, whom, if I were working on this family's farm, he would be found hanging from the nearest tree by nightfall.

A perennial bully, John Sager isn't worth the stink of the farts he pushes out. His lazy, lying, loathsome presence wouldn't make good fertilizer, but the parents (Dewey Martin and Anne Collings) haven't quite given up on the little sonuvabitch yet.

Other poor souls who must contend with John's evil and hateful self are Billy Shaw (James Griffiths) and Kit Carson (Dean Smith). Most of the children in the film are real-life siblings, but the best actress of these is the non-related little girl, Debbie Van Orden.

Passable family fare. Good performances by Martin, Collings, and Smith.


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