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

Yah! Giddap!

Yah! Yah!

Glyn, have a biscuit.

Giddap there!

Hah! Giddap! Yah!

Whoa! Whoa!

Whoa! Whoa!

This is good.

Bring 'em up for a nightcap.

Hello, funny face. Hey.

Eat a good biscuit.

Mrs. Prentiss made it.

I make better.

I don't know how much better,

but I will say they're harder.

We got three hours left in

the day. Why don't we keep on?

We got water here.

May pay out by night.

Marjie promised to scrub out

a shirt for me. I did not!

I didn't promise.

I said maybe.

Bring it to the wagon. I'll

scrub it out, but I won't like it.

All right.

Why not?

Your mother used to scrub ten

shirts. Twenty! And pants too.

He hasn't got ten.

Have you?

No. One on, one off,

one in the wash.

Make your circle right near

to the stream there.

Think I'll ride out

for a couple of hours.

Might be an easy trail

past the hills.

Yah! Hah!

Yah! Hah! Hah!

You stole a horse. Anything

to say? Cut him loose!

Drop your guns.

All right, untie him.

Come on over there!



About this horse, I really didn't

steal him, if that makes any difference.

It doesn't.

That's what I thought.

Why did you step in?

Well, I just

don't like hangin's.

That's a funny thing.

I don't either.

You ridin' south?

No, I'm goin' north.

Takin' some folks up in

the Columbia River country.

Farmers. Real nice folks.

Yeah, settlers, huh?

Is that your trade,

a guide?

No, not exactly.

I've been doin'

a lot of things.

I ran into these folks in Missouri. Thought

I might try my hand at farmin' or ranchin'...

if I can find me

some cattle.

They make good biscuits, these

folks. You're gonna like 'em.

I didn't catch your name,

or did you say it?


Glyn McLyntock.

Glyn McLyntock?

From the Missouri country?

That's right.

You're gonna go farmin'?

Or ranchin', if I can

get me some cattle.

Come on, let's get

those biscuits.

I thought we're out of Cheyenne

country. What do ya make of that?

Shoshone. Real mean

when they wanna be.

Lately, they wanna be. They cut up some

trappers last week for their rifles.

Your people got any rifles? Mm-hmm.

They know how to use 'em? No.

How'd you get out of the Black Hills

country and the Big Horn? Lucky.

Glyn, you're late!

You better get some supper

before Marjie eats it all.

Got beans, tea

and biscuits.

Soft ones this time. Those

biscuits I was telling you about.

I see you found

yourself a friend.

I found him hangin' around.


I guess I missed your name,

or did you say it?


Emerson Cole.

You'reJeremy Baile.

Glyn told me about you.

Are you, eh... you

Emerson Cole of Kansas way?


Yeah, you're gonna

like these biscuits.

Oh, Laura? Laura,

this is Emerson Cole here.

He's hungry. Give him

something to eat, will ya?

Say, I was thinking

about tomorrow.

We can save a lot of miles

if we go straight north.

Now, this place we're headed

for, 150 miles east from Portland.

That's right. That's just over

that tall mountain, isn't it?

That's right, just over. Well,

you say we should go here.

Uh-huh. I think we should go so.

You could go so,

but that mountain there...

that tall fella with

the white hair, he...

he's about

two miles high.

Got a lot of hills around him

one mile high...

so you climb and climb...

Just one mile? Is that too bad?

It isn't very good

when it's straight up.

You got the food

to think about.

By the time you get your grounds

cleared and houses built, it'd be winter.

If you haven't arranged to have the supplies

sent from Portland, what are you gonna eat?

It was just an idea. A lot

of people had the same idea.

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Borden Chase

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

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