Posts from ethanedwards in thread „The Oregon Trail (1936)“
Is there any update regarding the availability of this movie?
Robbie I am afraid the it is still the same
1936. THE OREGON TRAIL- (Republic) ***No print known to exist Considered LOST
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
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
The Oregon Trail is a 1936 American Western film starring John Wayne.
It is believed to be a lost film.
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.
Here are some previous postsQuote
Hondo Duke Lane
post Jan 13 2006, 10:19 PM
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!
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.
post Jan 14 2006, 11:59 PM
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?
Here below, is a link to a previous old posts relating to this film,
The Oregon Trail
THE OREGON TRAIL
DIRECTED BY SCOTT PEMBROKE
PRODUCED BY TREM CARR
Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas
INFORMATION FROM IMDb
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.
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)
Jack Natteford screenplay
Lindsley Parsons story and screenplay
Robert Emmett Tansey story and screenplay
Yakima Canutt .... stunt double (uncredited)
This film is believed lost. Please check your attic.
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