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Seven Alone (1974)

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A frontier family crosses the U.S. by wagon train, hoping for a better life in the Oregon Territory.

Director:

Earl Bellamy

Writers:

Honore Morrow (book), Douglas C. Stewart (as Douglas Stewart) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dewey Martin ... Henry Sager
Aldo Ray ... Dr. Dutch
Anne Collings Anne Collings ... Naome Sager
Dean Smith ... Kit Carson
James Griffith ... Billy Shaw
Stewart Petersen ... John Sager
Dehl Berti Dehl Berti ... White Elk
Bea Morris Bea Morris ... Sally Shaw
Scott Petersen Scott Petersen ... Francis Sager
Debbie van Orden Debbie van Orden ... Catherine Sager
Diane Petersen Diane Petersen ... Matilda Sager
Suzanne Petersen Suzanne Petersen ... Lousia Sager
Julie Petersen Julie Petersen ... Elizabeth Sager
Christy Clark Christy Clark ... Anna Sager
Kliss Sparks Kliss Sparks ... Mrs. Whitman
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Storyline

A fictionalized account of the real-life adventure of the Sager family. Travelling with a wagon train from Missouri to Oregon, things are going well for them, until Henry Sager dies from blood poisoning following an Indian attack, and Naomi Sager dies soon afterward from pneumonia. The leaders of the wagon train decide to send the children back, but the oldest, John (who had been described by all the adults as lazy and worthless), decides to lead his siblings through the wilderness to complete the journey their parents started. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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In the year 1843, John Sager, a boy of 13 with his brothers and sisters including an infant set off on one of the most incredible journeys in American history. This is a true account of their hazardous 2000 mile trek along the legendary Oregon trail in pursuit of a dream.


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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House Without Windows See more »

Filming Locations:

Cokeville, Wyoming, USA See more »

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Doty-Dayton Production See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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John and Francis Sager were killed in the Whitman Massacre near Walla Walla, Washington on 29 November 1847 by Cayuse Indians. The surviving Sager children were kidnapped and held for ransom, with Louisa Sager dying in captivity. See more »

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When the settlers are shown walking beside their wagon train (at around 46 mins) just before reaching Fort Hall, one is wearing a modern green and white horizontal striped shirt. See more »

Soundtracks

Only a Dream Away
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Lyric by Arthur Hamilton
Performed by Pat Boone
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This is a GREAT movie. Super film for families.
3 October 2005 | by contact-258See all my reviews

I have no idea why it is rated so poorly. My whole family was glued to the TV. It was very emotionally moving. Yes, some of the acting may be a bit sub-par, but what an inspiring, invigorating tale. If you've got children, they will love it.

And it's not Just For Children. I'm in my 40's and love films including Pulp Fiction and Fargo, but I was totally engrossed by this tale of seven children who refused to give up on their father's dreams. Near the end, I was close to tears as the story got more and more dramatic.

What makes this story so compelling is that it's based on fact. It's great to have a beautiful story that doesn't rely on huge budgets, phony story lines, expensive technology, and computer graphics. This is old fashioned movie making: based on a good story! Be sure to see if you enjoy wholesome, family oriented, adventure.


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