Overland with Kit Carson

Overland with Kit Carson (1939) was the eighth serial released by Columbia Pictures. Parts of the film were shot in Johnson Canyon and Kanab Canyon in Utah, and the Kiabab Forest in Arizona.[1]:287

Overland with Kit Carson
Directed byNorman Deming
Sam Nelson
Produced byJack Fier
Written byJoseph F. Poland
Morgan B. Cox
Ned Dandy
StarringBill Elliott
Iris Meredith
Richard Fiske
Bobby Clack
Music byMischa Bakaleinikoff
Sidney Cutner
CinematographyBenjamin H. Kline (B&W)
Distributed byColumbia Pictures (U.S.)
Release date
  • August 21, 1939 (1939-08-21)
Running time
15 episodes
310 minutes
CountryUnited States


Bill ElliottKit Carson
Iris MeredithCarmelita González
Richard FiskeLt. David Brent
Bobby ClackAndy Gardner
Trevor BardetteTrapper Mitchell
LeRoy MasonBaxter
Olin FrancisPierre
James CraigTennessee
Francis SaylesDr. Parker
Kenneth MacDonald    Winchester
Dick CurtisDrake
Richard BotillerNatchez
Hal TaliaferroJim Stewart
John TyrrellCapt. Gilbert
Kenne DuncanTrapper


Scenes from Overland with Kit Carson were used as stock footage for Blazing the Overland Trail.[2]

Chapter titles

  1. Doomed Men
  2. Condemned to Die
  3. The Fight for Life
  4. The Ride of Terror
  5. The Path of Doom
  6. Rendezvous with Death
  7. The Killer-Stallion
  8. The Devil's Nest
  9. Blazing Peril
  10. The Black Raiders
  11. Foiled
  12. The Warning
  13. Terror in the Night
  14. Crumbling Walls
  15. Unmasked



  1. D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874.
  2. Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut (1973). "12. The Westerns "Who Was That Masked Man!"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. p. 320. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9.
  3. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 225. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
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