Added by on 2014-10-06


Drama (1974) 97 minutes ~ Color



A fictionalized account, of the real-life Adventure of the Sager Family. Traveling with a wagon train, from Missouri to Oregon, things are going well for the Sagers, until father Sager dies from blood poisoning, following an Indian attack, and mother Sager dies soon afterward, from pneumonia. The leaders of the wagon train decide to send the children back, but the oldest, John (who had been described by all the adults as lazy and worthless), decides to lead his siblings through the wilderness, to complete the journey their parents started.

Director: Earl Bellamy

Writers: Honore Morrow (book), Douglas C. Stewart and Eleanor Lamb (written by)

Stars: Dewey Martin, Aldo Ray, Anne Collings, Dean Smith