Escaping the law, Jim Parker arrives in a town that is controlled by Higgins and his crony Judge. When he stands up to Higgins he is made Sheriff only to be shot in the back, After ... See full summary »
U.S. Army Captain John Delmont takes a leave of absence to find out what happened to his missing father. Later he leads a wagon train to California and goes after the bad guys involved in his father's disappearance.
Joseph W. Girard
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. Written by
dinky-4 of Minneapolis
Near the end during the big Indian attack, the soldiers blow up a wagon full of powder to deter the Indians. A few seconds after the 1st explosion, a slightly different camera angle shows a second explosion which is identical to the 1st. Although the wagon is fully engulfed in flames after these explosions, a minute later as the Indians retreat, the wagon is not on fire but on a subsequent shot, a small flame is now evident. See more »
James Gordon Bennett:
I wish you could write as well as you dress.
Oh. Well, it all depends on the incentive, sir. Tonight, the incentive is much prettier than the people I interview.
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I was enjoyed to see this pretty little western again. Colourful, action packed, with interesting and deep searched characters. Real good picture indeed.
But there is one thing that petrified me literally.I was torn to pieces when the Indian girl, who was in love with Mac Murray and saved him from the Indian warrior, says that she disowns her own people - because of his ferocity, after the ending slaughter. SHAME ON HER !!!
I have never heard such a crap, sorry nonsense, in a western before; and I have already seen thousands of them since I was a kid !!!
I am an Indian lover, and proud of that. I am also sad and angry when I think about all that white people did to the Indian nation. They wiped them out. For their land only. They nearly killed them all with bullets, hunger, plagues, alcohol, misery in reservation - even now...
So, in short, when I hear that kind of nonsense from a character in a movie, particularly an Indian one, i prefer think about something else or switch my TV set off.
But, let's be fair, except for that, "Oregon trail" is nevertheless a good western.
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