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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.
|The Covered Wagon|
|Directed by||James Cruze|
|Written by||Jack Cunningham (adaptation)|
|Based on||The Covered Wagon|
by Emerson Hough
|Produced by||Jesse L. Lasky|
|Starring||J. Warren Kerrigan|
|Edited by||Dorothy Arzner|
|Music by||Josiah Zuro|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Budget||$782,000 or $336,000|
|Box office||$4 million (U.S. and Canada rentals)|
The Covered Wagon is one of many films from 1923 that entered the public domain in the United States on January 1, 2019.