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The Forty-Niners (1932)

O'Hara has been hired to lead a wagon train west. Instead he has led it off the trail to where it can be attacked by his Indian friends. But Tennessee Mathews is familiar with O'Hara's tactics and sends for the soldiers.

Director:

John P. McCarthy (as J.P. McCarthy)

Writer:

F. McGrew Willis (story and continuity)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Tyler ... Tennessee Matthews
Betty Mack Betty Mack ... Virginia Hawkins
Al Bridge ... Squaw O'Hara
Fern Emmett ... Widow Spriggs
Gordon De Main ... Jed Hawkins (as Gordon Wood)
Mildred Rogers Mildred Rogers ... Lola
Fred Ritter Fred Ritter ... Tanner
Frank Ball ... MacNab
Florence Wells Florence Wells ... Mrs. Tanner
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Storyline

"Tennessee" Matthews is a trader dealing in buffalo hides at his post situated on the North Platte River at Fort Laramie, Wyoming. There Jed Hawkins and his daughter Virginia are waiting for an escort for their wagon trail headed for California. "Widow" Melindy Spriggs is also with the train and has intentions of trapping Hawkins as her next husband, although his disposition to drink is very trying to her 'dry' ways. "Squaw" O'Hara, called such because he has a habit of taking up with Indian women (which may well be very politically incorrect now, but writer F. McGrew Willis did not name his villain such with an eye on the PC world of the future, and revisionist film history will not intrude here) is hired as the train's scout. O'Hara is one bad character indeed and his real vocation is misguiding wagon trains into traps so they can be looted. At the present time, O'Hara has taken up with a beautiful Indian girl named Lola who lives in a hut where O'Hara makes frequent visits and ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

A Monarch Epic of the West

Genres:

Western

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I dødens Dal See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monarch Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (International Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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