Cinema: The New Pictures, Feb. 4, 1957

Westward Ho the Wagons! (Walt Disney; Buena Vista) is Walt Disney's latest essay in gopher realism—a western so relentlessly authentic that at times the script seems to have been written in smoke signals. One of the prairie schooners is a genuine survivor of the Colorado gold rush, the calumet used at the powwow is supposed to have been sucked by Sitting Bull himself. Producer Disney has even hired one of the world's leading experts in Indian sign language, fellow name of Iron Eyes Cody, to teach those studio Indians how to speak their lines....

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