Directed by Howard Hawks • 1952 • United States
Starring Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Elizabeth Threatt
Howard Hawks’s epic western adventure stars Kirk Douglas as pioneer Jim Deakins, the leader of the first expedition to navigate up the Missouri River. In a daring journey to expand the fur trade with Native Americans into previously uncharted lands of North America, Deakins guides his band of explorers as they brave wild animals, river rapids, and hostile tribes. The dynamic action and typically Hawksian themes of camaraderie and heroism play out against some of the most majestic landscapes ever captured in a western.