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The Oregon Trail
Also known as Oregons Hjälte in Sweden
(1923) American
B&W : Serial / 37 reels
Directed by Edward Laemmle

Cast: Art Acord [Jean Brulet], Louise Lorraine [Rosita Velasquez], Duke R. Lee (Duke Lee) [Doctor Marcus Whitman], Jim Corey [Rene Coulier], Burton C. Law [Reverend Henry Spaulding], Sidney De Gray [Hernandez Velasquez], Ruth Royce [Narcissa Prentiss], Grace McLean [Mrs. Spaulding], Dick Carter [Doctor William Gray], Walter Bytell, William H. Ryno (William Ryno), Frederick Peters, Hank Bell [trapper], Rex the dog [Jerry the dog], Fleetwood the horse [Jean’s horse]

Universal Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Universal Pictures Corporation. / Scenario by Robert Dillon, Douglas Bronston, Anthony Coldeway and Jefferson Moffitt. / 18 episodes (two reels each): [1] “Westward Ho!,” released 12 March 1923 (three reels); [3] “Across the Continent,” released 26 March 1923. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Working title: The Trail Blazers. The serial was released in Finland beginning on 12 April 1925. The fourth episode was titled “Anders Ståls Triumf” in Sweden.

Drama: Western.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Serials - USA: California (Big Bear Lake), Oregon

Listing updated: 14 April 2008.

References: Braff-Short n. 86; Edmonds-BigU p. 125; Katchmer-Eighty p. 6; Lahue-Continued pp. 236, 287; McCaffrey-Guide p. 18; Weaver-Twenty p. 27 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

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