All Genres: Western
Release Year: 1952
Rating: 7.4 (0)
Director: Anthony Mann
Writing by: Borden Chase – screenplay
William Gulick – novel "Bend of the Snake" (as Bill Gulick)
Produced by: Frank Cleaver – associate producer
Aaron Rosenberg – producer
Cast: James Stewart – Glyn McLyntock, Wagon train guide
Arthur Kennedy – Emerson Cole
Julie Adams – Laura Baile (as Julia Adams)
Rock Hudson – Trey Wilson
Lori Nelson – Marjie Baile
Jay C. Flippen – Jeremy Baile
Chubby Johnson – Capn Mello, Riverboat River Queen
Harry Morgan – Shorty (as Henry Morgan)
Royal Dano – Long Tom
Frances Bavier – Mrs. Prentiss
Howard Petrie – Tom Hendricks
Music: Hans J. Salter Frank Skinner
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Plot Outline: Two men with questionable pasts, Glyn McLyntock and his friend Cole, lead a wagon-train load of homesteaders from Missouri to the Oregon territory…
Plot: Two men with questionable pasts, Glyn McLyntock and his friend Cole, lead a wagon-train load of homesteaders from Missouri to the Oregon territory. They establish a settlement outside of Portland and as winter nears, it is necessary for McLyntock and Cole to rescue and deliver food and supplies being held in Portland by corrupt officials. On the trip back to the settlement, up river and over a mountain, Cole engineers a mutiny to divert the supplies to a gold mining camp for a handsome profit.
Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
“Commander Courage”, “Codename: Courage”, “Liberty Lad”, “Liberty Lass” and all fictional comic book and comic strip characters created by Mark Hamill.
Goofs: We know about 3 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: The heroes pass the same large, flat, rock formation twice during the trek with supplies.
Trivia: There are 5 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- At one point, Donald (Mark Hamill ) and the crew ask to sit at a table with three men, but they are scared away. The three men at the table are Hamills co-stars from the original Star Wars trilogy: Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), David Prowse (Darth Vader), and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett).
- At the convention, Leo (Billy West) stands next to a cardboard cutout of Fry from the show "Futurama" (1999). Billy West provides the voice of Fry on the show.
- The characters Donald Swan (played by Mark Hamill) and Derek Sprang (Tom Kenny) are named for two comic book artists, Curt Swan, who drew Superman in the 1960s, and Dick Sprang, who drew Batman in the 1950s.