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.
Rip-roaring big star, big budget semi-historical story about cattle baron Devereaux Burke, who is enlisted by an aging Andrew Jackson to dissuade Sam Houston from establishing Texas as a republic. Burke must fight state senator Thomas Craden, in the process winning the heart of Craden's newspaper-editor girlfriend Martha Ronda.Written by
Lew Amack (LAlawMedMBA@aol.com)
This was a box-office success, earning MGM a profit of $990,000 ($9.2 million in 2017 terms), according to studio records. See more »
The map showing what the new Republic of Texas will look like shows West Virginia and Virginia separated. This did not happen until the beginning of the Civil War when a number of western counties ceded from Virginia to create West Virginia. This separation and the actual counties that ceded not have been predicted before it happened. See more »
Now, you tell him, it's my wish - probably my last wish - that the dream we both shared, that we worked so hard at, be fulfilled. You tell him that.
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History off, chemistry off, but what a map of Texas!
Hollywood treatment of Texas / USA history is not very well done here. Very difficult to identify with the characters or the actors. Chemistry was better between Gable and Gardner in their 1947 "The Hucksters". If you enjoy the "Texas is bigger than the USA" idea, then watch for Crawford's map display. This is the best one I have seen yet!
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