Release date1958 WriterPaul King (screenplay), Joseph Stone (screenplay), Steve Frazee (based on a story by) Music directorHenry Vars, Hans J. Salter, Irving Gertz, Maurice Goldman, Henry Russell ScreenplayJoseph J. Stone, Paul King CastMaureen O'Sullivan (Emma Breslin), Will Rogers Jr. (Judge Copeland), Paul Birch (Jake Breslin), Troy Donahue (Jesse Bascomb), Rod McKuen (Dirk Breslin), Gigi Perreau (Missouri Breslin) Similar moviesRelated Charles F Haas movies
Rod mckuen as actor in wild heritage 1958 complete movie
Two pioneer families encounter adventure, tragedy and romance after they meet while traveling west to make their homes.
Wild Heritage is a 1958 film based on a novel by Steve Frazee and starring Maureen OSullivan, Will Rogers, Jr., Rod McKuen and Troy Donahue.
Travails of a family heading West in a covered wagon.
The film tells the story of Emma Breslin (Maureen OSullivan) and her family, who cross the plains in a covered wagon. They make the fateful decision to pause in a lawless western town where Emmas husband, Jake (Paul Birch), is shot by rustlers Arn (John Beradino)and Jud. But folksy Judge Copeland (Will Rogers, Jr.) persuades them to go on. At Break Wagon Hill, their wagon does just that and they decide to homestead on the spot.
The movie follows the trials and joys of Emma and her family, as well as those of their neighbors, the Bascombs (Troy Donahue & Jeanette Nolan). Finally, violence reappears when Arn and Jud show up on their homestead, leading to a showdown with the Breslin Boys (Rod McKuen, Gary Gray & George Winslow).