The Prairie

The Prairie

Lenore Aubert
Director: Frank Wisbar Cast: Lenore Aubert
Lenore Aubert
, Alan Baxter
Alan Baxter
, Russ Vincent
Russ Vincent
Frank Wisbar




Fairly ambitious for Screen Guild Productions, The Prairie is set at the time of the Louisiana Purchase. Hoping to find their destiny in the new territory, the Bush Family heads southward in a covered wagon. Sharing the family's numerous dangers and hardships are Ellen Wade (Lenore Aubert), sole survivor of an Indian attack, and army mapmaker Paul Hover (Alan Baxter). Cousins Abiram (Russ Vincent) and Asa (Jack Mitchum) duke it out over Ellen's affections, but Hover wins the romantic battle. Originally released at 80 minutes in December of 1947, The Prairie had been shorn of 15 minutes by the time it premiered in New York in August 1948; bridging the many continuity gaps was the voiceover narration of Frank Hemingway.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827384624
Original Release: 1948
Source: Reel Vault

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lenore Aubert Ellen Wade
Alan Baxter Paul Hover
Russ Vincent Abiram White
Charles Evans Ishmael Bush
Edna Holland Esther Bush
Chief Thundercloud Eagle Feather
Fred Coby Abner Bush
George Morrell Luke
Chief Yowlachie Matoreeh
Jay Silverheels Running Deer
John Mitchum Asa Bush
William Murphy Jess Bush

Technical Credits
Frank Wisbar Director
Douglas W. Bagler Editor
James S. Brown Cinematographer
Edward F. Finney Producer
Arthur St. Claire Screenwriter
Alexander Steinert Score Composer,Cinematographer

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