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In 1846, a newspaperman joins an Oregon Trail wagon train to verify rumors about the U.S. government sending troops disguised as settlers there in order to claim Oregon.
This was William Bishop's last role and last movie.
James Gordon Bennett:
I wish you could write as well as you dress.
Neal Harris: Oh. Well, it all depends on the incentive, sir. Tonight, the incentive is much prettier than the people I interview.
In the fight scene around the campfire between Fred MacMurray and another member of the wagon train, Fred's hat is definitely lost early in the scuffle. After landing a right jab and knocking his opponent down the camera cuts to the man on the ground and Fred (via his stunt double) leaps on top of him wearing his hat.