Bend of the River

Synopsis: Two men with questionable pasts, Glyn McLyntock and his friend Cole, lead a wagon-train load of homesteaders from Missouri to the Oregon territory. They establish a settlement outside of Portland and as winter nears, it is necessary for McLyntock and Cole to rescue and deliver food and supplies being held in Portland by corrupt officials. On the trip back to the settlement, up river and over a mountain, Cole engineers a mutiny to divert the supplies to a gold mining camp for a handsome profit.
Director(s): Anthony Mann
Production: Universal
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

Most of them are still

up there under the snow.

Glyn, where you been? Up in the hills.

There you are.

You've been eating this food all

the way from Missouri? Mm-hmm.

Wearin' the same shirt too. I said I'd

scrub it, but I can't with you in it.

Well, I'm not

in this one.

Night birds. I haven't

heard them before.

They're sort of a special kind.

They live up in the hills.

Redwing orioles. Yeah,

redwing orioles from Canada.

Yeah, from Canada.

From, uh...

They're sort of plaintive.

I hope they nest

near our farm.

Don't you like them?

No, no,

not for neighbors.

Laura, Mrs. Prentiss got a lot of

boiling water. What about the shirt?

You're a nuisance. And I'm sorry for

your wife, whoever she's going to be.

What, because

I like a clean shirt?

Get up from there.

I wanna do my chores.

Always point this

toward the North Star.

Where is it?

There we are.

Then come morning,

we know where we're going.

Is that the way you travel? Always.

But I never pick

the same star.

Tomorrow, it might be

that big fat one there.

The next day, I might take a

fancy to that skinny one there.

I'll tell her.

She's my sister.

Nice girl, that.

Yeah, real nice.

Your girl?


Yeah, redwing



from Canada, huh?

How many do you figure?

Oh, about six or ten.

If they were a big war party,

they'd have come barging in before this.

You ever tangle with

any? Yeah, a time or two.

That was with Martinson

up on the Snake.



Douse your fires!

Put out the lanterns!

Take cover!

All right, Glyn,

I'll take care of her.

Come on, get under the

wagons! Get under the wagons!

Stop shootin' at

moonbeams! Hold your fire!

Hold your fire 'til you can see what

you're shootin' at. Which they won't.

They're using that for cover,

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Borden Chase

Borden Chase (January 11, 1900 – March 8, 1971) was an American writer. more…

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