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Bridger

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(ABC, 9/10/1976, 120 mins). A true-life adventure of legendary mountain man Jim Bridger who, with the fate of the Pacific Northwest at stake, is given 40 days to blaze a trail through the Rockies to the California coast and told that failure means loss of the territory to England. This two-hour movie was cut to 90 minutes for its rerun and subsequent syndication.

Production Company Universal Television. Director David Lowell Rich. Producer David Lowell Rich. Teleplay Merwin Gerard. Photography Bud Thackery. Music Elliot Kaplan. Editor Asa Boyd Clark. Art Director Loyd S. Papez.

Cast James Wainwright (Jim Bridger), Ben Murphy (Kit Carson), Dirk Blocker (Joe Meek), Sally Field (Jennifer Melford), John Anderson (Pres. Andrew Jackson), William Windom (Daniel Webster), Margarita Cordova (Shoshone woman), Tom Middleton (Doctor), Robert Miano (Modoc leader), Skeeter Vaughan (Paiute chief), X Brands (Crow chief), W.T. Zacha (Army lieutenant), Keith Evans (Presidential aide), Claudio Martinet (David Bridger).

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