Elizabeth McQueeny is traveling with her girls, heading to a finishing school in the West. When her real purpose becomes known, all the females want her gone but her worth to all shows itself before that can happen.
Madame Elizabeth McQueeny presents Major Adams papers from officials in Washington D.C. requesting he take her and her group to the west with the wagon train. She tells the Major that she plans to open a girls finishing school in the west to introduce them to new wealthy pioneers there. Adams willingly takes her and her girls on the train. The son of the Blower family, Stanley, works as a driver for McQueeny. One of the girls Roxanne rides with him and the two eventually develop a close relationship resulting in Roxanne telling him they are all actually entertainers which is considered a degrading position for women. When word spreads to the women of the camp, they demand Adams evict the group from the train at the first safe opportunity putting the Major into the position of having to comply. However, when Stanley and others develop the disease spotted fever, it is McQueeny who takes charge and knows how to handle the disease. Her and her girls handle the victims is a quarantine area...Written by
Bette Davis joins the wagon train with a troupe of showgirls
Wagon Master Seth Adams (Ward Bond) accepts a group of young ladies under the care of their "teacher" Bette Davis. She tells Seth that she is taking them west to start a girls' finishing school. They are actually entertainers or dancers and she is planning to start a first class saloon or entertainment palace. This fact isn't learned until they are well under way on the trip. Major Adams has to deal with the wives of the men on the wagon train, who want the attention grabbing young ladies sent away. Another actor, calling himself a Count and played by Robert Strauss (Stalag 17), is brought into camp by Indians saying he tried to steal from them including a woman. Bette Davis hires him to drive their wagon. One of the show girls falls in love with the son of one of the women of the wagon train. Just when Major Adams thinks things can't get more nasty, Spotten Fever hits the train. With so many sick and in danger of death, it is Bette Davis and her girls who pitch in and nurse the ill. Nothing more can be said without revealing the ending, however it can be said that Bette Davis was at her usual best.
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