Westward Ho the Wagons! (film) A wagon train composed of a number of emigrant families is making the crossing from the Missouri River to the rich farming country of the Pacific Northwest in 1844. Despite raids and misunderstandings with the Pawnee tribe, Captain Stephen’s leadership of the train with the help of a veteran scout, and especially Dr. John Grayson’s medical skills, see them through on their westward trek. Released December 20, 1956. Directed by William Beaudine. Filmed in CinemaScope on location at the Conejo Ranch at Thousand Oaks, California. 86 min. Includes the popular song “Wringle Wrangle,” by Stan Jones. Stars Fess Parker (John Grayson), Kathleen Crowley (Laura Thompson), George Reeves (James Stephen), and features several cast members of the Mickey Mouse Club, including Tommy Cole (Jim Stephen), Karen Pendleton (Myra Thompson), David Stollery (Dan Thompson), Cubby O’Brien (Jerry Stephen), and Doreen Tracey (Bobo Stephen). The film was promoted on television by the show Along the Oregon Trail. Released on video in 1986.