Along the Oregon Trail (1947)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The restful hues of the Trucolor process add to the overall entertainment value of Republic's Along the Oregon Trail. Singing cowboy Monte Hale plays a contemporary of Kit Carson (Forrest Taylor) who, at Carson's request, guides a party of frontiersmen through the wilds of Oregon. Danger looms in the form of despotic Gregg Thurston (Clayton Moore, who later switched to law and order as TV's Lone Ranger), who wants to create his own western empire in Oregon and doesn't cotton to strangers. Thurston and his chief henchmen Stoner (Roy Barcroft) smuggle guns to the Indians, hoping to spark an uprising that will wipe out Hale and his confreres. But our hero prevails, with time left over for a couple of songs.

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bad-guy, Confederate, conquest, exploration, frontiersman, good-guy, guide, land, land-scheme, land-war, rumors, territory, trail [path], Union-Army, wilderness