|John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall, Tyrone Power Sr.|
|Black and White|
|Western, Adventure, Romance|
While searching for the killers of his trapper friend, Breck Coleman (John Wayne) decides to help lead a wagon train on a 2000 mile journey from Missouri to Oregon. The arduous journey is evident as the pioneers battle Indian attacks, hunt buffalo, ford a river, and dismantle their wagons in order to heave them down a mountain.
The real reason Breck Coleman decides to help on the difficult journey is because he suspects that the wagon train leader, Red Flack (Tyrone Power Sr.) and his friends murdered his trapper friend. Coleman is determined to find out for sure if they are the killers and bring them to justice. In the meantime, Red Flack figures out that Coleman suspects him of murder, so he and his associates continually try to figure out covert ways to kill Coleman on the trail.
Love enters the picture when Breck Coleman falls in love with the beautiful Ruth Cameron (Marguerite Churchill). Always trying to win her affection, she doesn’t seem to have the same interest in him. Plus, there is another man in the caravan who is interested in her, too.
Filmed entirely on location in over five states, “The Big Trail” takes you on a long, hard wagon train ride to the Pacific Northwest and showcases the early acting talent of western legend John Wayne.
John Wayne’s first major starring role was in this classic western “The Big Trail.” He stars a Breck Coleman, a man who becomes part of a wagon train heading west because he believes the people who killed his friend are part of the train.
He becomes smitten with a female traveler named Ruth Cameron (Marguerite Churchill), but he will have to do a lot to win her affection.
This Blu-ray disc version of John Wayne’s movie “The Big Trail” not only has a high-quality, digitally-remastered copy of the western, but also many bonus features.
Some of the bonus material on this disc are:
• The Making Of The Big Trail featurette
• A commentary By Film Historian/Author Richard Schickel
• The Big Vision – The Grandeur Process
• The Creation Of John Wayne
• Raoul Walsh: A Man In His Time