Plot & Details
Senator William J. Tadlock (Kirk Douglas) enlists the help of veteran scout Dick Summers (Robert Mitchum) to lead a wagon train of settlers from Missouri to Oregon in this plodding, routine western. A scared settler accidently shoots an Indian boy who is mistaken for a wolf, prompting Summers to order newlywed triggerman Johnny Mack (Michael Witney) to be hanged to avoid an Indian attack. Sally Field appears in her first big-screen role as the slatternly Mercy McBee.
- Genre(s): Westerns
- Run Time: 122min.
- DVD Release Date: 05/13/2008
- Distributor(s): United Artists
- Director(s): Andrew V. McLaglen
- Starring: Kirk Douglas , Robert Mitchum , Richard Widmark , Lola Albright , Jack Elam
- Themes: White People Among Indians,Taming the West
- Tone: Forceful,Gritty,Tense
- Keywords: Native-American, buffalo, journey, stampede, frontiersman, on-the-road, wagon-train
- Language: English