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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 »
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The Desert Trail was an early John Wayne B-western that featured former "Our Gang"er Mary Kornman See more (15 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)
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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)
Aspect Ratio:
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: 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 »
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of John Wayne (2007) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Last LapSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The Desert Trail was an early John Wayne B-western that featured former "Our Gang"er Mary Kornman, 27 May 2009
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

Well, this is the first I've seen one of John Wayne's B-westerns, pre-Stagecoach, and I watched for one reason only: It's the only one that features a grown-up Mary Kornman, formerly of the silent "Our Gang" series. Her charms are still ample here as when she was a pre-teen but her part mainly calls for her to react to the "arguments" between Wayne and his conman cohort, Eddy Chandler. There's a funny scene in the beginning where Wayne manages to woo Carmen Laroux while Chandler has to sit silently because earlier the latter promised to act "dumb" so he wouldn't get mixed up with another woman but the way Wayne stomps on Chandler's foot every time the latter tries to punch him never became funny with me. A later scene with the Duke asking for some tonic on the top shelf is funny though since Kornman seems partly aware of John wanting to check her out! The story itself fits the 52-minute running time so there's no stretching at the seems. All in all, The Desert Trail was a somewhat enjoyable time-waster. P.S. There's a mix of both actual score music by Lee Zahler from the original print and latter-day additional scoring from William Barber that are obvious depending on how the music sounds though Barber's score isn't too distracting. And Ms. Kornman eventually became an expert horsewoman herself before she died on June 1, 1973.

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