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The Far Horizons

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Director  Rudolph Mate
Music director  Hans J. Salter
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  History, Western
Language  English
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Writer  Della Gould Emmons, Winston Miller
Release date  August 1955 (1955-08) (U.S.)
Initial release  May 20, 1955 (New York City)
Screenplay  Winston Miller, Edmund H. North
Cast  Fred MacMurray (Captain Meriwether Lewis), Charlton Heston (Lt. William Clark), Donna Reed (Sacajawea), Barbara Hale (Julia Hancock), William Demarest (Sgt. Gass), Alan Reed (Charboneau)
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The Far Horizons is a 1955 American western film directed by Rudolph Maté, starring Fred MacMurray, Charlton Heston, Donna Reed and Barbara Hale. It is about an expedition led by Lewis and Clark, which is sent to survey the territory that the United States has just acquired in the Louisiana Purchase from France. They are able to overcome the dangers they encounter along the way with the help of a Shoshone woman named Sacagawea. This is currently the only major American motion picture on the Lewis and Clark expedition (although there have been television documentaries on the subject). Many details are fictional, and the minor scene where the group reaches the Pacific Ocean reflects the low budget of the film.


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An ambitious, historic attempt to explore and document an untamed American frontier unfolds in this rousing adventure drama. In 1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, with President Thomas Jefferson's blessing, embarked on the government-sponsored Lewis & Clark Expedition – an attempt to discover a water route connecting St. Louis, Missouri, with the Pacific Ocean. Their trek takes them through the magnificent, danger-filled territory of the Pacific Northwest, with guidance from the Shoshone woman Sacagawea.


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As appearing in screen credits (main roles identified):

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  • Fred MacMurray as Captain Meriwether Lewis
  • Charlton Heston as Lt. William Clark
  • Donna Reed as Sacagawea
  • Barbara Hale as Julia Hancock
  • William Demarest as Sgt. Gass
  • Alan Reed as Charbonneau
  • Eduardo Noriega as Cameahwait
  • Larry Pennell as Wild Eagle
  • Julia Montoya as Crow woman
  • Ralph Moody as Le Borgne
  • Herbert Heyes as President Thomas Jefferson
  • Lester Matthews as Mr. Hancock
  • Helen Wallace as Mrs. Marsha Hancock
  • Walter Reed as Cruzatte (helmsman)
  • Reception

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    In 2011, Time Magazine rated The Far Horizons as one of the top ten most historically misleading films, in part due to its casting of caucasian Donna Reed as Native American Sacagawea, and the creation of a romantic subplot between her character and William Clark despite the fact that Sacagawea's husband, French-Canadian trader Toussaint Charbonneau, was in real life also a member of the expedition.

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