In 1846, a reporter for the New York Herald joins a wagon train bound for the Oregon Territory. He hopes to confirm a rumor that President Polk is sending in soldiers disguised as settlers in order to strengthen American claims to the Territory.
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When the cry of a frontier on the move was '54-40 or fight' !
Did You Know?
Although the movie takes place in 1846, it shows the soldiers using Colt Dragoon revolvers, which weren't manufactured until 1848. The only Colt revolvers before 1848 was the Colt Patterson revolver, a small caliber 5 shot revolver which was used by the Texas Rangers. See more
President James Polk
I trust you had a quiet passage from England.
Sir Richard, British Ambassador
The Atlantic Ocean knows who rules the waves, Mr. President.
Ballad of the Oregon Trail
Lyrics by Charles Devlan
Music by Paul Dunlap See more