Indian fighter, trapper and frontier scout Kit Carson leads a wagon train of settlers from Fort Bridger, along the Oregon Trail through Shoshone territory, to California which plans to secede from Mexico.
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a... See full summary »
Trapper Kit Carson and his band of men join John C. Fremont on his way to California. Enroute they are subjected to Indian attacks that are propagated by the Mexican Government, that does not want the contingency to reach California. Once in California, Fremont and Carson initiate a campaign to free the state from Mexican control.Written by
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Victor McLaglen, Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea and Henry Fonda were considered for the title role. See more »
Kit Carson comments to Fremont about playing "Taps" the bugle call. "Taps" was first written in 1862 by General Dan Butterfield and soon accepted for lights out and then at funerals. There was a "Tatoo" call used for lights out in 1850 and the army also used a French set of bugle calls, but not yet had "Taps" at the time of the setting of the movie. See more »
Rousing, action packed tale of the taking of California from the Mexican Government. While historically inaccurate, the cast and direction move things along in a pleasant manner, with lotsa Indians and gunfire. It's a good thing that Andrews wears a moustache since he and Hall are almost twins.
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