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The Desert Trail (1935)

Passed | | Romance, Western | 22 April 1935 (USA)
Rodeo star John Scott and his gambler friend Kansas Charlie are wrongly accused of armed robbery. They leave town as fast as they can to go looking for their own suspects in Poker City.

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John Scott posing as John Jones
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Kansas Charlie posing as Rev. Harry Smith
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Juanita (as Carmen LaRoux)
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Poker City Sheriff
Al Ferguson ...
Pete
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Farnsworth (Rodeo Promoter)
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Rodeo star John Scott and his gambler friend Kansas Charlie are wrongly accused of armed robbery. They leave town as fast as they can to go looking for their own suspects in Poker City. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Romance | Western

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Caminho do Deserto  »

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The earliest documented telecasts of this film occurred in Detroit Saturday 19 February 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in Philadelphia Sunday 26 June 1949 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Los Angeles Sunday 14 August 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2) and Saturday 28 January 1950 on WECA (Channel 7); in New York City its television premiere took place Sunday 30 July 1950 on WOR (Channel 9). See more »

Goofs

When Scott and Kansas escape from the gaol, Scott was unarmed but was wearing his gun-belt. As he runs across to the horses, he now has a gun in his holster. See more »

Quotes

Kansas Charlie, aka Rev. Harry Smith: It's talk that always gets you into trouble with a woman. They always think you mean more than you say.
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Remake of The Ridin' Fool (1931) See more »

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The Last Lap
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Music by Carl Albert Egener
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Good, solid B-movie
22 June 2003 | by (Spokane, WA) – See all my reviews

Pretty good B-Western of the venerable "bickering buddies" formula benefits from Duke Morrison's increasing confidence as an actor and comfort with the "John Wayne" persona, as well as from the increasing willingness to let Wayne play characters with a bit of an edge, rather than the Roy-Rogers-type goodie-goodies of his earlier films.

Definitely worth a look for fans of the Duke.

7/10


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