MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 154,777 this week

The Sunset Trail (1932)

Passed  -  Action | Romance | Western  -  7 January 1932 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 18 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Jim and Buddy decide to follow their pal Tater-bug who left them for another job. No sooner do they arrive than Tater-bug gets shot in the back. Jim suspects Joe Weller but has no proof.

Director:

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 2158 titles
created 23 Apr 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Sunset Trail (1932)

The Sunset Trail (1932) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Sunset Trail.
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ken Maynard ...
Jim Brandon
Ruth Hiatt ...
Molly Mason
Frank Rice ...
Taterbug
Philo McCullough ...
Banker Joe Weller
Buddy Hunter ...
Buddy
Richard Alexander ...
Henchman One-Shot (as Dick Alexander)
Edit

Storyline

Jim and Buddy decide to follow their pal Tater-bug who left them for another job. No sooner do they arrive than Tater-bug gets shot in the back. Jim suspects Joe Weller but has no proof. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 January 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Schreckensnacht am Black River  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Death Valley (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Strictly for devoted fans!
22 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Not copyrighted. An Amity Production, released through Tiffany: 7 January 1932. 62 minutes. Available on a good Echo Bridge DVD.

COMMENT: This early 1930's Ken Maynard western has curiosity value more than anything else. The diffused quality of the photography indicates that the camera was enclosed in a sound-proof booth — an indication that is borne out by the fact that camera movement is limited to slight panning. Music is limited to the front and end credits and sound effects are poor. No attempt has been made to mix sound effects and dialogue tracks, all the dialogue in fact being recorded on a single track with no overlapping. These limitations give the film a rather primitive air which the flat photography and drab sets re-enforce.

Burdened with his cumbersome camera, B. Reeves Eason can do little with the direction. Later to become a specialist in shooting action sequences for major-budget spectacles, Eason reveals none of that talent in this film. The action sequences here are poorly staged. He even resorts to the lazy device of speeding up the climactic fist fight to give it a bit of punch — with a lamentable lack of success.

Even by Z-grade standards, the support cast is second-rate. Ruth Hiatt is especially poor. And I am not a Frank Rice fan. Admittedly, he has a good motive for seizing center stage from Maynard, but I still don't warm to him. Maynard himself displays a very pleasing personality here. And it must be admitted that, whatever they lack, the script and direction have sufficient pace to put the film across for Maynard's devoted fans who are willing to overlook the movie's many disabilities.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Sunset Trail (1932) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?