Wagon Master

Synopsis: As Mormon settlers head to the promised land at the San Juan river in Utah, they hire horse traders Travis Blue and Sandy as wagon masters. They have to forge a trail across unknown territory and face many hardships along the way. They quickly come across some stranded travelers, a medicine show run by Dr. A. Locksley Hall which includes the attractive Denver. Along the way however, they are also joined by Shiloh Clegg and his murderous clan of robbers and thieves. An encounter with the Navajo leads to an invitation to their camp but after one of the Clegg boys gets a whipping for attacking one of the Navajo women, Uncle Shiloh plans his revenge. It's left to Sandy and Travis to protect the travelers and get them to their destination.
Director(s): John Ford
Production: Republic Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

That's why we gotta reach that valley

before the winter rains come.

We've been praying

that we'd be showed the way.

It might just be that you boys

are the answer to our prayer.

Makes you feel kind of noble

being an answer to a prayer, Travis.

Yeah, it does.

The elder has offered us a fair price

for our horses.

A fair price?!

Why, for that old crow bait there?

I never saw such a goldang--


Big strip of country between here

and the San Juan, eIder.

My guess is

that you can't make it in wagons.

Nope. Better count us out.

Besides, me and my partner,

we was kind of figuring on settIing...

...and playing a little high-low

Jick, Jack, Ginny and the Bean Gun.

-Hold low or claim it?

-Claim it.

Gambling, huh?

Gambling with cards.

And a hundred peopIe

gambling their lives on us.

Come on, Adam.

They've been wasting our time.

High, low, Jick, Jack, Ginny,

and the bean gun.

Thank you, gentlemen.

-What are you claiming for low?

-Had the trey.

I didn't see it.

Well, the Mormons got the fire stirring.

They're getting ready to pull out.

Well, as long as they're out of town

by 7:
30. That's their deadline.

Mormons, Cleggses, show folks,


I'm in.

Well, folks...

...we're gonna have to Ieave

this hospitable community at exactly 7:30.

Seven o'clock. You better get a-moving.

-Looks like we've got a trial ahead of us.


But it's not the first time.

We've had to go it alone before

and we'll have to go it alone again.

We're tough. We've had to be tough.

Ever since Brother Brigham led our peopIe

across the plains.

-WeII, they survived, and dang it, we'll--


Well, we'll survive too.

Now, put out your fires

and get to your wagons.

Elder, we'll get there, mm,

with the Lord's help.

That's right, Sister Ledeyard.

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