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Wagon Wheels (1934)

SIn 1844 scout Cint Belmet and his two sidekicks guide a wagon train to the newly opened Oregon territory despite hardships and Indian attack.

Director:

Charles Barton

Writers:

Zane Grey (novel), Jack Cunningham (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Randolph Scott ... Clint Belmet
Gail Patrick ... Nancy Wellington
Monte Blue ... Kenneth Murdock
Raymond Hatton ... Jim Burch
Billy Lee ... Sonny Wellington
Jan Duggan ... Abby Masters
Leila Bennett ... Hetty Masters
Olin Howland ... Bill O'Leary
Howard Wilson Howard Wilson ... Permit Officer
Julian Madison Julian Madison ... Lester - Guard
Alfred Delcambre ... Ebe
Donald Gray Donald Gray ... Chauncey (as Eldred Tidbury)
Colin Tapley ... Mountaineer
J.P. McGowan ... Couch
James A. Marcus James A. Marcus ... Jed
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The trio of Belmet, Burch, and O'Meary are leading a wagon train west and Murdock is out to stop them. The settlers fight off his initial Indian attack and reach the mountains. With the wagon train vulnerable as it crosses a river, Murdock has the Indians make a final attack. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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IT TOOK FIGHTING COURAGE AND GLORY TO 'WIN THE WEST'! See more »


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Trivia

The Oregon Trail was accessible only by foot or horseback in its earliest days (1811-40). The first wagon train started out in 1836 when the road was improved to accommodate wagons from Independence, Missouri, to Fort Hill, Idaho. Each year improvements like ferry crossings were added. The eastern portion of the Trail also served as the beginning of other western routes--the California Trail, the Bozeman Rail, and the Mormon Trail--before they broke off into different directions. During its peak years (1846-69) 400,000 settlers, pioneers, trappers, miners, etc., took advantage of the highway. When the transcontinental railroad opened in 1869, use of the trail went into decline. See more »

Goofs

Before the wagon train leaves Independence, they all sing Onward Christian Soldiers. Sir Arthur Sullivan didn't compose this hymn until 1871. See more »

Quotes

Abby Masters: What'll we do if the food were all gone?
Jim Burch: Dunno. Bunch of trappers got in that fix once... and they jest et each other.
Abby Masters: Ooooh...
Hetty Masters: I don't believe it.
Bill O'Leary: Jim oughta know. He's the sole survivor of that party.
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Soundtracks

Wagon Wheels
Music by Peter De Rose
Lyrics by Billy Hill
Performed by Earl Covert and The Guardsmen (as 'The Singing Guardsmen') and by the cast
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Randolph Scott Sings
30 August 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

One of about twenty Zane Grey novels filmed by Paramount from 1930-1940, WAGON WHEELS is a remake of FIGHTING CARAVAN, a movie about the Oregon Trail. It's definitely a B movie, with its running time under an hour, plenty of library footage to give it some size, Charles Barton sitting in the director's chair for the first time and singing to eke it out -- Even Randolph Scott warbles a couple of lines of the title song.

It's worth seeing for Scott in an early western. His first appearance in one had been a bit part in THE VIRGINIAN, but since his success in WILD HORSE MESA and THE THUNDERING HERD, Paramount had been giving him one or two oaters a year, in between the usual assortment of comedies, dramas and even lending him to other studios for musicals. He's solid here, opposite Gail Patrick, with some good support from Raymond Hatton as an old Mountain Man. However, it's still an okay B movie, even if he would do great things in the genre over the next three decades.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caravans West See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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