“Fighting Caravans” is a 1931 Western film directed by Otto Brower and David Burton and starring Gary Cooper, Lili Damita, and Ernest Torrence. The film is based on a novel by Zane Grey and tells the story of a young man named Clint Belmet who signs up to work as a scout for a wagon train headed west to California.
As the caravan makes its way through dangerous territory, Clint falls in love with the beautiful Felice, who is traveling with her father, a wealthy businessman. However, their relationship is complicated by the presence of the brutal outlaw, Ladd, who has his sights set on Felice.
As the journey continues, the caravan faces a series of challenges, including attacks from Native American tribes, treacherous terrain, and internal conflicts among the travelers. Clint must use his skills as a scout and his courage to protect the caravan and save Felice from Ladd’s clutches.
The film is notable for its stunning location shooting in the Utah desert, which adds to the authenticity and realism of the Western setting. It also features action-packed sequences of wagon trains crossing rivers and traversing steep mountain passes, as well as intense scenes of gunfights and battles with Native American tribes.
Overall, “Fighting Caravans” is a classic Western adventure that showcases Gary Cooper’s talent as a leading man and established him as a major Hollywood star.
Otto Brower, David Burton
Zane Grey, Edward E. Paramore Jr., Keene Thompson
Gary Cooper, Lili Damita, Ernest Torrence