Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This Savage Land is the story of the Prides, a pioneer family homesteading in 19th century Kansas. Barry Sullivan and Kathryn Hays play the mother and father of the Pride brood, with Andrew Prine and Brenda Scott as the oldest children (Prine and Scott had been married and divorced before the cameras began turning). The plot covers the westward trek from Ohio to Kansas, early tussles in a hostile town, and the courtship and marriage between widower Sullivan and fellow homesteader Hays, whose father is murdered by vigilantes. Made for television, This Savage Land was originally telecast September 12 and 19, 1966, as the two-part inaugural episode of the weekly TV series The Road West. Both parts were packaged into a theatrical feature to take box-office advantage of George C. Scott, here guest-starring as the vigilante leader.
family, father, pioneer, voyage, wagon, harassment, daughter, kidnapping, rescue, marriage