The Oregon Trail
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Directed byFord Beebe
Saul A. Goodkind
Written byGeorge H. Plympton
Basil Dickey
Edmond Kelso
W.W. Watson
Produced byHenry MacRae
StarringJohnny Mack Brown
Louise Stanley
Fuzzy Knight
Bill Cody, Jr.
Edward LeSaint
James Blaine
Charles Stevens
Jack C. Smith
CinematographyJerome Ash
William A. Sickner
Edited byJoseph Gluck
Louis Sackin
Alvin Todd
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • May 1, 1939 (1939-05-01) (U.S.)
Running time
15 chapters (320 min)
CountryUnited States

The Oregon Trail is a 1939 American Western film serial starring Johnny Mack Brown and released by Universal Pictures.


Jeff Scott is sent to investigate problems with wagon trains attempting to make the journey to Oregon. Sam Morgan, the representative of an eastern syndicate, has full control of the fur trade. Morgan sends his henchmen, under lead-henchman Bull Bragg, to stop the latest wagon train in order to maintain control of the fur trade in the area.




Chapter titles

  1. The Renegade's Revenge
  2. The Flaming Forest
  3. The Brink of Disaster
  4. Thundering Doom
  5. The Stampede
  6. Indian Vengeance
  7. Trail of Treachery
  8. Redskin Revenge
  9. The Avalanche of Doom
  10. The Plunge of Peril
  11. Trapped in the Flames
  12. The Baited Trap
  13. Crashing Timbers
  14. Death in the Night
  15. Trail's End



  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 224. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
Preceded byBuck Rogers (1939) Universal Serial The Oregon Trail (1939) Succeeded byThe Phantom Creeps (1939)