The Covered Wagon

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The Covered Wagon ★★½ 1923

Prototypical silent Western began the genre. Wagon train moves crosscountry, battling weather and wild Indians. By today's standards, somewhat bucolic and uneventful, but the location photography holds up quite well. Big budget film in its day, and enormously popular. 98m/B VHS . Warren Kerigan, Lois Wilson, Alan Hale, Ernest Torrence; D: James Cruze.