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The Far Horizons (1955)

The Far Horizons (1955)

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This film is a highly fictionalized version of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Charlton Heston is Lewis and Fred MacMurray is Clark, both of whom are dispatched by the U.S. government of 1803 to explore the land west of the Mississippi. They are guided through hostile territory by Sacagawea.

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Cast

Fred MacMurray
as Capt. Meriwether Lewis
Charlton Heston
as Lt. William Clark
Donna Reed
as Sacajawea
Barbara Hale
as Julia Hancock
Alan Reed Sr.
as Charboneau
Eduardo Noriega
as Cameahwait
Larry Pennell
as Wild Eagle
Julia Montoya
as Crow Woman
Ralph Moody
as Le Borgne
Herbert Heyes
as President Jefferson
Lester Matthews
as Mr. Hancock
Helen Wallace
as Mrs. Hancock
Walter Reed
as Cruzatte
William Phipps
as Oarsman / Camp Sentry (uncredited)
Tom Monroe
as George (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson
as Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
Joe Canutt
as Joe (uncredited)
Bob Herron
as Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
Herman Scharff
as Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
Al Wyatt
as Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
Voltaire Perkins
as Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
Vernon Rich
as Collins (uncredited)
Bill Walker
as Tom (servant) (uncredited)
Margarita Martin
as Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
Frank Fowler
as Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
Fran Bennett
as Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for The Far Horizons

All Critics (1)

An inaccurate and dull telling of the historic Lewis and Clark Expedition that followed President Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

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Audience Reviews for The Far Horizons

½

An inaccurate and dull telling of the historic Lewis and Clark Expedition that followed President Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

For what it is, an almost total fabrication of the events involved in the exploration of the Louisiana territory, the film is an enjoyable, beautifully shot adventure but for the real story look elsewhere. Donna Reed is ridiculously cast as Sacajawea, Katy Jurado who was actively working in Hollywood at the time would have been far more suitable. She gives an earnest reading of the part but if this is the best the studios could find for her after her Oscar win it's little wonder that she had moved over to TV within a few years. MacMurray although first billed actually disappears for several stretches of the film and Heston, who is ideal in this sort of picture, carries the bulk of the movie.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Inaccurate portrayal of Lewis and Clark. Expedition sets out and seems to hike to Pacific Ocean in a few months with no winters spent at Mandan nor Clatsop. Sacajawea is given no mention of her pregnancy nor birth to Pompey on the trip. Many die in the film fighting Indians when in fact only one person on expedition died, and that was from appendicitis. As soon as expedition reached Pacific Ocean they are back in Washington D.C. giving their reports to President Jefferson when in fact neither men returned to nation's capital. In fact Meriwether Lewis mysteriously died in Kentucky on his way alone to Washington D.C. Interesting how all the Indians spoke very good English with no accents!

William Curtis
William Curtis

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