Here's another scene from 1952's "Bend of the River." There's nothing like a good Western. Location?
I've been remiss in not sharing the note attached to this series of posters:
Presented by Mr. B.B. McSwain manager Rialto Theater, in appreciation of window display by the Hood River County Historical Society during the premier week in Oregon of the picture, "Bend in the River."
This was filmed up at Timberline or pretty close to it, as there is a scene if I recall where they are going across what looks like the base of the mountain. Definitely not a real route in the settling of Oregon, but made for beautiful scenery with the mountain in the back.
I know this is Jimmy Steward right here on the right.
I guess I was wrong about it showing in the
Cascadian unless Baynes owned that other one also. It seems it ran for a long time.
charlott on 2nd April 2014 @ 7:05am
I like that guy's red and white stocking hat with the pom pom. Very "tough guy" looking.
How come Jimmy Stewart has his gun drawn?
By the appearance of the trees and the mountain, they must be close to timberline, as Charlott says.
I have traveled by team and wagon in the back country of British Columbia. Those wagons had rubber tires, but I'm not sure they made a smoother ride. When you traveled over rocky ground you wrapped your arms around all body parts that bounced.
l.e. on 2nd April 2014 @ 7:59am
I believe B.B. McSwain was Baines McSwain. He operated the Rialto, and later the drive-in and new theater. His daughter was at HRHS with me.
Thomas Turner on 2nd April 2014 @ 8:09am
I know that Baynes had the Rialto and the Drive-In. Used to be a neighbor of mine. His son's name is on the list of military killed in the war on the wall in front of the Courthouse, I believe.
Judy on 2nd April 2014 @ 10:21am
A pole is normally used for a wagon jack on one corner, not the centered wagon tongue. Seems this would waste energy lifting in the center, some city dude involved in this film?
Kenn on 2nd April 2014 @ 4:25pm
Didn't Palmer take his wagon train well above timberline looking for a way into the Sandy River drainage?
Longshot on 2nd April 2014 @ 6:19pm
The most memorable scene I remember is the airplane con-trail left in the sky as the wagon train was crossing the White River below Timberline Lodge. I wonder if the editing worker kept his job. All in all a good local movie.
Bill Pattison on 2nd April 2014 @ 7:27pm
Baynes McSwain was my step-father.
Jeffrey Bryant on 2nd April 2014 @ 8:33pm
Palmer went above timberline on foot to see the lay of the land, not with
Kenn on 3rd April 2014 @ 5:47pm