Low budget westerns were the bread and butter of Hollywood, both big studios and denizens of Poverty Row churned them out by the truckload. I’ve seen and enjoyed many of them but this Art Mix production is just a bit too cheap even for me.
The action is difficult to follow, the plot is meandering and doesn’t make a great deal of sense, and the acting is often painful. We also inexplicably skip decades (I think?) and end up with bobbed hair on the Old Oregon Trail. Okay.
(Fans of trash cinema and the revived Mystery Science Theater 3000 will note that director Victor Adamson and leading lady Dolores Booth are the parents of Al Adamson, who directed Carnival Magic.)
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Art saves the day and wins the love of Dolores… I think?
Read my full-length review here.
If it were a dessert it would be: Knockoff Twinkies. A copy of more respectable junk food.
Availability: The Old Oregon Trail is available on DVD from several sources.
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