This saga of the wagon-train journey of a group of Western pioneers from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon along the historic Oregon Trail (from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by A.B. Guthrie, Jr.) is known for its breathtaking photography of the Western expanse (by William H. Clothier). Kirk Douglas portrays a widowed senator who leads the wagon train, and Robert Mitchum plays the troubled trail scout--a man plagued by poor eyesight. The trials of the trail include Indian attacks and the inevitable human conflicts of men and women who are living in close quarters in a volatile, tense and dangerous atmosphere. Among the members of the party: a highly irascible and colorful Richard Widmark, and Sally Field in her first film role.

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3.1 out of 5
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11 Ratings

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Studio
MGM
Genre
Western
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Subtitles, Stereo)
Additional

Arabic (Subtitles), Dutch (Subtitles), French (Subtitles, Stereo), Hebrew (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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