Cinema: The New Pictures Mar. 24, 1923

THE COVERED WAGON.—The publicity experts have been making themselves objectionable about this picture for some time. They have proclaimed it in loud and raucous tones as something like nothing else in heaven or on earth. Now the picture is here and there is no comeback. The publicity was all an understatement. It is a masterpiece of restraint, of realism, of power. In it are crystallized the rigors and magnificences of the pioneers who wound slowly over the 2,000 miles of the Oregon Trail in '48, daring perils of Indians and starvation and rushing rivers....

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