In 1876, an old man finds gold in the Sioux lands, provoking a gold and land rush from immigrants to Dakota. On the way to Custer, the lonely cowboy Dan O'Malley helps to fix the wheel of Mr. Carlton's wagon and flirts with his daughter Lee Carlton. Later, Lee and her father are attacked by horse thieves and Mr. Carlton is murdered; however, the outlaws "Bull" Stanley, Mike Costigan and "Spade" Allen save her from the criminals and head with her to the camp where the pioneers are waiting for President Grant proclamation to explore the lands. In the site, the corrupt Sheriff Layne Hunter rules with his henchmen with horror and injustice. The trio of outlaws decides that Lee needs to get married and select Dan to be her husband. When Bull's sister Millie Stanley is murdered by Hunter's right arm Nat Lucas, "Bull" organizes the men to chase Hunter. But it is 1877 and the gold and land race of wagons is ready to start.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Civilization marches West - Homesteaders in search of gold, liberty and happiness. (original 11x14 lobby card)
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Assuming its copyright has not lapsed already, this film and all others produced in 1926 enter the U.S. public domain in 2022. See more
When the Three Bad Men see Hunter and his men closing in, there are thirteen in the gang. Spade kills one, Mike later shoots two, whom he notches on his gun, and he later blows up seven of them with black powder. That should only leave three, but Bull ultimately faces eight of them in the final shootout. See more
Am I seein' things - or is them million wagons on the square?
The version shown on the American Movie Classics channel had an uncredited piano score. It was provided by 20th Century-Fox and ran 92 minutes. See more
Referenced in Up and Down
Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
Traditional Southern ballad (1840s) rewritten by James Allen Bland
Integrated into restoration score as a theme for Lee's father. See more