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Dream West Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

3 Episodes 1986 - 1986

Episode 1

Episode 1

120 mins

Richard Chamberlain plays frontier "pathfinder" John Charles Fremont (1813-90) in this three-part drama filmed in Western locales. In the opener, Army officer Fremont falls in love with the daughter (Alice Krige) of Sen. Thomas Hart Benton (Fritz Weaver); and leads an expedition to map the Oregon Trail. Kit Carson: Rip Torn. Jim Bridger: Ben Johnson. "Papa Joe" Nicollet: Lee Bergere.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

120 mins

1843-47: A raft ride down the North Platte, skirmishes with Indians in the Oregon Territory and clashes between American settlers and the Mexican army in California highlight Part 2, in which Fremont (Richard Chamberlain) figures in President Polk's expansionist policies. Jessie: Alice Krige. Kit Carson: Rip Torn. General Castro: Rene Enriquez. John Sutter: Jerry Orbach. George Bancroft: John Harkins.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

120 mins

Conclusion. Fremont (Richard Chamberlain) mounts two treks---one disastrous, one triumphant---over the Rockies; runs for President in 1856; and serves in the Union Army during the Civil War. Jessie: Alice Krige. President Lincoln: F. Murray Abraham. General Kearny: G.D. Spradlin. Williams: Anthony Zerbe. Sen. Thomas Hart Benton: Fritz Weaver.

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