A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business.
A loner and cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee). The men collaborate on a business, although its longevity is reliant upon the participation of a wealthy landowner's prized milking cow.Written by
"Slow Elk" was suggested as an alternate title, as that's how cattle were known to Oregon's First People. See more »
Cookie mentions he would like to have a business in San Francisco. However, since the film is set in the 1820s, at that time San Francisco was known as Yerba Buena. It didn't adopt the name of San Francisco until 1846. See more »
This is a marvelous film, that leaves out all the parts that are unnecessary, and includes the real life bits and pieces that add up to a wonderful story. It highlights the value of generosity, and creativity, while also unflinchingly telling the story of a hard life on the frontier. The intensity of hunger in the world, and the value of food are beautifully exhibited.
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