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The Desert Trail (1935)

Passed  -  Western  -  22 April 1935 (USA)
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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.

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John Scott / John Jones
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Jim
Eddy Chandler ...
Kansas Charlie / Rev. Harry Smith
Carmen Laroux ...
Juanita (as Carmen LaRoux)
Lafe McKee ...
Poker City Sheriff
Al Ferguson ...
Pete
Henry Hall ...
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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Juanita's house is the same house as used as the Matlock ranch-house in The Star Packer (1934) and as Malgrove's house in Blue Steel (1934). See more »

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When Jim introduces Kansas, now posing as Rev. Harry Smith to hid sister Anne she greets him by name and title despite never seeing him before. See more »

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Beginning Of Wayne's Famous Comedic Horseplay
30 November 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Rodeo star John Wayne and his hard-gambling sidekick are forced to take Wayne's winnings from a crooked promoter. After they leave with the cash, two thieves murder the promoter and frame them for the killing. However, the boys are too busy chasing after a young Spanish woman and a pretty shop girl to try and clear their names!

Coming near the end of Wayne's contract with Lone Star/Monogram Pictures, this is more spare than some of the earlier films in the series. It's still a lot of fun (and funny) with more comedy in this than usual, resulting in some very amusing scenes like the one where Duke leers at the shop girl's backside!

The comedy here is reminiscent somewhat of the slapstick in Wayne's later films.


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