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The Desert Trail -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Lindsley Parsons (story)
Lindsley Parsons (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 April 1935 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Rodeo star John Scott and his gambler friend Kansas Charlie are wrongly accused of armed robbery. They... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Beginning Of Wayne's Famous Comedic Horseplay See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... John Scott / John Jones
Mary Kornman ... Anne

Paul Fix ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Silver Tip Baker ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Frank Ball ... Jake (Banker) (uncredited)
Frank Brownlee ... Sheriff of Rattlesnake Gulch (uncredited)
Tommy Coats ... Deputy Tommy (uncredited)
Dick Dickinson ... Observer at Poker Game (uncredited)
Bert Dillard ... Deputy in Checked Shirt (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Jack Evans ... Townsman (uncredited)
Olin Francis ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Posse Rider (uncredited)
Jack Hendricks ... Townsman (uncredited)
Theodore Lorch ... Robbed Stage Passenger (uncredited)
Lew Meehan ... Posse Rider (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Deputy (uncredited)
Tex Palmer ... Deputy (uncredited)
Fred Parker ... Doctor (uncredited)
Archie Ricks ... Stage Driver (uncredited)
Wally West ... Poker Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis D. Collins  (as Cullen Lewis)
 
Writing credits
Lindsley Parsons (story)

Lindsley Parsons (screenplay)

Produced by
Paul Malvern .... producer
 
Original Music by
Billy Barber (1985) (as William Barber)
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Pierson 
 
Art Direction by
E.R. Hickson (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Stransky Jr. .... sound recordist (as J.A. Stransky Jr.)
 
Stunts
Yakima Canutt .... stunts (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tommy Coats .... stunts (uncredited)
Bert Dillard .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Hendricks .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Jones .... stunts (uncredited)
Wally West .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Billy Barber .... conductor (1985 revisionist video version) (as William Barber)
Jean de la Roche .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
E.R. Hickson .... technical director
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
54 min
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Black and White | Color (colorized)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Portugal:M/12 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
The rodeo shots are the same as the ones used in The Man from Utah (1934).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Scott stops the stage, he agrees to drive it into town. He jumps on the driver's seat and heads off, leaving his own horse behind. However, as the stage arrives in town, his horse can be seen tied on behind the stage.See more »
Quotes:
Kansas Charlie, aka Rev. Harry Smith:Do you mean to insinuate that I'm dumb?
John Scott, aka John Jones:No. Dumber!
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Soundtrack:
The Last LapSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Beginning Of Wayne's Famous Comedic Horseplay, 30 November 2009
Author: FightingWesterner from The Lonesome Prairie

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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