Across the Wide Missouri (1951)

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Trapper Flint Mitchell and other mountain men from the Rendezvous join forces to enter virgin trapping territory but must contend with a resentful Blackfoot chief.



  • Clark Gable in Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
  • Clark Gable in Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
  • Adolphe Menjou in Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
  • Clark Gable and Ricardo Montalban in Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
  • Clark Gable and María Elena Marqués in Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
  • Ricardo Montalban in Across the Wide Missouri (1951)

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16 August 2017 | atlasmb
| A Story That Is Worth Watching
This story about the rough and tumble fur trappers who traversed Indian lands to ply their trade stars Clark Gable, supported by a strong cast. With a voice over that was added in post-production to add more depth to this film, it fairly realistically portrays existence in the western territories before the invasion of white civilization.

The scenery is beautiful, with vistas that show winding rivers stretching to the horizon and majestic mountains towering over forests and plains. The natives and their society are portrayed with respect, though one scene shows a scalping. This was undoubtedly added to help delineate the Indians who were aligned with Iron Shirt, who is effectively the villain of the story.

Though Gable was not feeling or looking his best for this film, the story is charming enough to be enjoyable. It includes moments of humor and a love story that is unique and touching. I particularly enjoyed the use of language in this film--English, French and Indian tongues combined.

Gable still had other noteworthy films ahead of him when this film was released, including "Mogambo" (1953), "Teacher's Pet" (1958), and "The Misfits" (1961).

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Release Date:

21 October 1951


English, French, North American Indian

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Durango, Colorado, USA

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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