The Covered Wagon

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The Covered Wagon is a 1923 American silent Western film released by Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by James Cruze based on a 1922 novel of the same name by Emerson Hough about a group of pioneers traveling through the old West from Kansas to Oregon. J. Warren Kerrigan starred as Will Banion and Lois Wilson as Molly Wingate. On their quest they experience desert heat, mountain snow, hunger, and Indian attack.[3]

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The Covered Wagon
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames Cruze
Written byJack Cunningham (adaptation)
Based onThe Covered Wagon
by Emerson Hough
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
StarringJ. Warren Kerrigan
Lois Wilson
CinematographyKarl Brown
Edited byDorothy Arzner
Music byJosiah Zuro
Hugo Riesenfeld
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • March 16, 1923 (1923-03-16)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles
Budget$782,000 or $336,000[1]
Box office$4 million (U.S. and Canada rentals)[2]
The Covered Wagon

The Covered Wagon is one of many films from 1923 that entered the public domain in the United States on January 1, 2019.[4]