The Oregon Trail (1976–1978)
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A Midwestern family decides to pack up their belongings and head west to Oregon, where they hear land is free for the taking.

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Boris Sagal
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Taylor ... Evan Thorpe
Blair Brown ... Jessica Thorpe
David Huddleston ... Painted Face Kelly
Douglas Fowley ... Eli Thorpe (as Douglas V. Fowley)
Andrew Stevens ... Andrew Thorpe
Tony Becker ... William Thorpe
Gina Smika Hunter ... Rachel Thorpe
G.D. Spradlin ... Thomas Hern
Linda Purl ... Deborah Randal
George Keymas ... Trenchard
Robert Karnes ... Hatcher
Jerry Hardin ... Macklin
Wilford Brimley ... Ludlow
Hoke Howell ... Vaughn
Walker Edmiston ... George Cutter

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A Midwestern family decides to pack up their belongings and head west to Oregon, where they hear land is free for the taking.

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Western

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A pilot and 13 episodes were made. However in the US only 6 of the episodes were shown as the series was cancelled by NBC. In the UK the Pilot and all 13 episodes were shown on BBC2. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Oregon Trail (1976) See more »

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Excellent TV show
30 June 2010 | by Tony RomeSee all my reviews

This was a great short lived TV show. This pilot episode is now included on the DVD set, with all 13 original episodes, made available from timeless media. The prints are slightly scratched, but still legible. Rod Taylor plays Evan Thorpe, a Chicago farmer taking his family along the Oregon trail to Oregon in 1842. This show had great stories and lots of excellent guest stars like Bill Bixby, Mariette Hartley, William Shatner, Donna Mills, and many many more. The cast was slightly changed between the pilot and the actual 1 hour shows, but the premise stayed the same. I give this show *****

Superb Western, hopefully gets a second chance


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1976 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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