The Oregon Trail (1936)

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    • The Oregon Trail (1936)

      THE OREGON TRAIL

      DIRECTED BY SCOTT PEMBROKE
      PRODUCED BY TREM CARR
      REPUBLIC PICTURES

      ..

      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      U. S. Army Captain John Delmont takes a leave of absence to find out
      what happened to his missing father. Later he leads a wagon train to California
      and goes after the bad guys involved in his father's disappearance.

      Full Cast
      John Wayne .... Capt John Delmont
      Ann Rutherford .... Anne Ridgeley
      Joseph W. Girard .... Col. Delmont (as Joe Girard)
      Yakima Canutt .... Tom Richards
      Frank Rice .... Red
      E.H. Calvert .... Jim Ridgeley
      Ben Hendricks Jr. .... Maj. Harris
      Harry Harvey .... Tim
      Fern Emmett .... Minnie
      Jack Rutherford .... Benton
      Marian Ferrell .... Sis
      Roland Ray .... Markey
      Gino Corrado .... Forrenza
      Edward LeSaint .... Gen. Ferguson
      Octavio Giraud .... Don Miguel
      Frances Grant .... Settler girl (uncredited)
      Dave O'Brien .... Settler (uncredited)
      James Sheridan .... Henchman (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Jack Natteford screenplay
      Lindsley Parsons story and screenplay
      Robert Emmett Tansey story and screenplay

      Cinematography
      Gus Peterson

      Stunts
      Yakima Canutt .... stunt double (uncredited)

      Trivia
      This film is believed lost. Please check your attic.

      Filming Locations
      Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • The Oregon Trail (1936)

      Here are some previous posts

      Hondo Duke Lane
      post Jan 13 2006, 10:19 PM

      :New Update:

      I was in contact with the company laintyler was in contact with back in September 2003.

      They check out my request, and said that the movie is copyright with Republic Pictures
      which is owned by Paramount Pictures. They have this movie according to my source,
      and they have not announced any release of this movie.

      I haven't contacted Paramount yet, but according to my source they do have the masters of The Oregon Trail.
      We may have this copy yet, and it appears that this is not a lost film. Let's hope!

      Cheers B)

      Hondo Duke Lane
      post Jan 14 2006, 12:01 AM

      The word is that Paramount has the rights to this movie. They have not released it.
      We don't know if they will release it or not. I plan to contact them about this movie
      and ask if they in fact have the masters of the movie. And if they do, will they release it anytime soon.

      My contact told me they have a bad copy of the movie, but do not have the rights to make the film into a DVD
      and release it to the market. They will not pursue this under law. So we are depending on Paramount
      to do this movie for us and maybe release it.

      That's all the information I have. Having the rights doesn't necessarily mean they have any master negatives.
      We'll have to wait and see about that. Studios take their time answering e-mails.

      Cheers B)

      Popol Vuh
      post Jan 14 2006, 11:59 PM

      Hi Hondo.

      Yes I undertood you right the first time, but this means that there is hope.
      After all the major releases are out I feel that there is a good chance of everything possible will be released.
      Let's face it. If the film is released the chances are that it's not a very good movie,
      but since I have sat through most of his B-westerns and enjoyed them I would welcome it.

      My real question was if anyone had seen it or knew of anyone who had seen it.

      BTW, isn't this thread in the wrong forum?

      Regards
      Popol Vuh


      Here below, is a link to a previous old posts relating to this film,
      The Oregon Trail
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • The Oregon Trail (1936)

      The Oregon Trail is a 1936 American Western film starring John Wayne.
      It is believed to be a lost film.

      User Review
      The Gunfighter
      5 February 2004 | by Single-Black-Male (London, England)
      In this film, the 29 year old John Wayne demonstrates his marksmanship as a gunfighter.
      He was married and his wife had given birth to Michael Wayne two years earlier.
      By now, he was well on his way to becoming a thoroughbred cowboy
      because the breadth and depth of the westerns that he was appearing in.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      Post was edited 4 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: The Oregon Trail (1936)

      i was doing a little research on our national film archives web sit and found a listing for the oregon trail made by universal it was listed as production date: c.1939 dont know if that refers to the year it was released or what. it states that it is a black and white movie on 35mm. if anyone can have a look they might be able to confirm if it is the lost john wayne movie or not. it was produced as a feature film. the title number is 33582

      cheers smokey
      " its not all black and white, but different shades of grey"
    • Re: The Oregon Trail (1936)

      smokey wrote:

      i was doing a little research on our national film archives web sit and found a listing for the oregon trail made by universal it was listed as production date: c.1939 dont know if that refers to the year it was released or what. it states that it is a black and white movie on 35mm. if anyone can have a look they might be able to confirm if it is the lost john wayne movie or not. it was produced as a feature film. the title number is 33582

      cheers smokey


      Hi Smokey,

      Checked up that for you.
      The film mentioned in your archives was in fact
      another film with the same title.

      Take a look here:-

      The Orgeon Trail
      (1939) Universal Studios
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      Post was edited 1 time, last by ethanedwards ().

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