About the film
oregon, usa wagon train
Release Date: December 20, 1974
|Slogan||:||«In the year 1843, John Sager, a boy of 13 with his brothers and sisters including an infant set off on one of the most incredible journeys in American history. This is a true account of their hazardous 2000 mile trek along the legendary Oregon trail in pursuit of a dream.»|
|Genres||:||Drama, Family, Adventure, Western|
|Production Companies||:||Doty-Dayton Production|
|Writers||:||Eleanor Lamb, Douglas C. Stewart, Honore Morrow|
A fictionalized account of the real-life adventure of the Sager family. Travelling 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.