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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
Mary Kornman ...
Anne
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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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Trivia

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 »

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

Sheriff of Rattlesnake Gulch: Maybe we can try him this afternoon and hang him right away and save the county the expense of feeding him.
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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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