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Wagon Trail (1935)

Passed | | Action, Western | 9 April 1935 (USA)
The son of Sheriff Clay Hartley, of the frontier town Elder, has gotten into bad company and hangs out with an outlaw gang in which, Collins, owner of the Golden Rule Saloon, is the secret ... See full summary »

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(story and screenplay) (as Monroe Talbot)
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Sheriff Clay Hartley
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Joan Collins
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The son of Sheriff Clay Hartley, of the frontier town Elder, has gotten into bad company and hangs out with an outlaw gang in which, Collins, owner of the Golden Rule Saloon, is the secret head. Sheriff Hartley suspects him, but has been unable to gather the needed evidence. Collins instructs his gang, including young Hartley, to hold up the stagecoach on its return trip from Missionary Flats and take the cargo of gold dust it is carrying. Sheriff Hartley is notified of the planned holdup by one of his deputies who has been spying on Collins, and organizes a posse. A deputy-sheriff is killed in the ensuing gunfight between the lawmen and the outlaws, but Deputy Joe Larkin, pursues and captures Clay Hartley Jr. The latter is quickly tried and convicted of the killing of the deputy, and sentenced to be hung. Sheriff Hartley has only a few hours to prove his son was not the killer. He enlists the aid of Collins' step-daughter, Joan, who is in love with Hartley's son. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place on the East Coast in New York City Tuesday 20 July 1948 on WATV (Channel 13) and on the West Coast, in Los Angeles, Wednesday 5 July 1950 on KTSL (Channel 2). See more »

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Marshal's Kid
24 June 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Some of the plot elements of Wagon Trail are to be found almost 40 years later in a John Wayne western called Cahill, US Marshal. Like Harry Carey who was the Duke's original model for a screen persona, Wayne had to deal with some juvenile delinquent offspring of his who have strayed on the outlaw path.

Carey is the town marshal whose kid Edward Norris has accumulated some gambling debts over at Roger Williams's saloon. Williams is holding his IOUs and with that hanging over Norris persuades him to join his outlaw gang, a side interest Williams has. When a robbery is committed and a law officer killed, Norris is left holding the bag and he won't squeal. Partly he's afraid, but also he's got a thing for Williams's stepdaughter Gertrude Messinger.

How it all gets resolved is the plot of Wagon Trail. Of course the parameters of B westerns for the Saturday matinée crowd are observed in this film. Shortly Carey would be leaving B western starring roles behind and transition nicely in his career to some great character roles, some of those parts without a hint of sagebrush.

Wagon Trail is not too bad for a B western and holds up well even though the production values for this independent oater are none too good.


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