Around the turn of the 20th century, during a harsh northern California winter, members of a ranching family are squabbling among themselves while the two oldest sons go hunting for a panther that is killing their livestock.
Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star as a Kentucky backwoodsman and the woman who will NOT let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure through the American Frontier of 1798.
In a time when "The West" pretty much ends in Texas and only California is slowly being populated by the white men, there's a severe lack of women among the workers on Roy Whitman's farm in the California Valley. So he goes back east to Chicago to recruit 150 women willing to become wives for his employees. From the candidates he selects 138 who seem able to survive a months long journey across "The Great American Desert" and the Rocky Mountains.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
When this film was broadcast on Spanish TV in 1985, in a remote mountain village near the French border where most of the inhabitants were male it inspired them to place an ad in some papers, requesting potential female partners from all over the country to come and marry the lonely country boys. As a result, a caravan of coaches loaded with dozens of young women from all over Spain turned up at the village for the blind date, and that day many of those lonely boys found the women of their lives. See more »
Laurie is seen grabbing a couple of the women's arms after they remove her dead body out of the wagon during the thunderstorm. See more »
I've seen this movie several times on the late-late show and have enjoyed it each time. What a great portrayal of women and how they had the courage and fortitude to go where they perhaps had a chance for a new life. Hardships galore, inner strengths found, new love. The women (especially the older gal) were wonderful and showed us how difficult it must have been to take on such a dangerous trip across the country. Everything possible happened to them yet they still kept their determination alive to reach their destination. Proud and glorious movie.
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