The Covered Wagon (1923) Not Rated. 1h 38min Adventure, Romance, Western
FREE Virtual Screening – Saturday, October 10th at 11:00AM on Circle Cinema’s YouTube Channel.
About the film: Two wagon caravans converge at what is now Kansas City, and combine for the westward push to Oregon. On their quest the pilgrims will experience desert heat, mountain snow, hunger, and opposition.
Fun Film Facts: This was he top-grossing US film of 1923 and is credited with being the first big-budget epic western. Over 3,000 extras included 1,000 Native Americans and 300 authentic covered wagons. This was the favorite film of Japanese producer Tomoyuki Tanaka, the creator of Godzilla and producer of various films by Akira Kurosawa.