Westward Ho, The Wagons!

  • 1956
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Western

Done in the truest of Disney fashion in that it promotes goodwill and provides plenty of scenic, light atmosphere, yet never excites much interest in terms of a story to sink one's teeth into. Parker plays a scout on a wagon train bound for Oregon. His biggest fear is an Indian attack. After surviving one attack, in which the wagoners came out on top by...read more

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Done in the truest of Disney fashion in that it promotes goodwill and provides plenty of scenic, light atmosphere, yet never excites much interest in terms of a story to sink one's teeth into. Parker plays a scout on a wagon train bound for Oregon. His biggest fear is an Indian attack.

After surviving one attack, in which the wagoners came out on top by staging a horse stampede, they come into contact with a friendlier tribe. A peaceful relationship is cemented when the chief's son injures himself and Parker is able to administer the proper aid to save his life, doing it in a

such a diplomatic manner as to make the tribal medicine man appear as if he had a part in the undertaking. Though sure to make many viewers feel good in its support of human understanding, the film is missing something. Yakima Canutt, villain and stuntman in a countless number of westerns, served

as the second unit director, staging the attack sequences. Songs include: "John Colter," "Westward Ho the Wagons" (George Bruns, Tom Blackburn), "Pioneer's Prayer" (Paul J. Smith, Gil George), "Wringle Wrangle" (Stan Jones), and "I'm Lonely, My Darling" (Bruns, Fess Parker).

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Done in the truest of Disney fashion in that it promotes goodwill and provides plenty of scenic, light atmosphere, yet never excites much interest in terms of a story to sink one's teeth into. Parker plays a scout on a wagon train bound for Oregon. His big… (more)

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