Cinema: The New Picture: Jan. 10, 1938

Wells Fargo (Paramount), like The Covered Wagon, The Iron Horse, The Forty-Niners, but refreshed by a newer technique, attempts to show the winning of the West, with pioneering Expressmen Henrv Wells and William Fargo in the van.

Its ten episodes (each announced by old-fashioned subtitles) parade across the screen the high lights of 26 years (1844-1870) : the panting enthusiasm of the gold rush, mushrooming San Francisco, the lickety-split pony express, the careening overland stages, the Civil War's venomous fratricide, Reconstruction's remorseful hangover.

To exploit to the limit each of these climactic events was...

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