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Fighting Caravans Details


Directly after his successful screen teaming with Marlene Dietrich in Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper returned to Paramount's "Zane Grey" western series with Fighting Caravans. Cooper is cast as Clint Belmet, a hell-raisin' frontiersman facing a misdemeanor jail term. To avoid arrest, Clint talks French-born Felice (Lily Damita) into posing as his wife. Having successfully eluded the Law, Clint joins a wagon train heading to California, with Felice in tow. He callously tells her that he expects to exercise his "husbandly" prerogative in bed, but changes his tune when he genuinely falls in love with the girl. Eventually, Clint assumes some responsibility for the first time in his life by becoming the wagon train's sole trail guide, rescuing the other passengers from the villainous machinations of gun-runner Lee Murdock (Fred Kohler). Several stock shots and outtakes from Fighting Caravans (retitled Blazing Arrows for television) later showed up in another Zane Grey series entry, Fred Kohler (1934). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Gary Cooper
as Clint Belmet
Lili Damita
as Felice
Ernest Torrence
as Bill Jackson
Fred Kohler
as Lee Murdock
Tully Marshall
as Jim Bridger
Eugene Pallette
as Seth Higgins
May Boley
as Jane
E. Alyn Warren
as Barlow
Jane Darwell
as Pioneer Woman
James Farley
as Amos
Eve Southern
as Faith
Frank S. Hagney
as The Renegade
Sid Saylor
as Charlie
Roy Stewart
as Couch
Harry Semels
as Brawler
Frank Campeau
as Jeff Moffitt
Irving Bacon
as Barfly
James Marcus
as The Blacksmith
Iron Eyes Cody
as Indian after Firewater
Charles Winninger
as Marshal


Otto Brower
Zane Grey
Book Author
Lee Garmes
Sigmund Krumgold
Composer (Music Score)
Karl Hajos
Composer (Music Score)