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Six-Gun Trail (1938)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Western  |  25 November 1938 (USA)
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Chasing jewel thieves, Captain Carson and Magpie head for the border where Carson, posing as a Chinaman, opens a store that buys jewelry. To flush the thieves into the open, Carson wins all... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Nora Lane ...
Ben Corbett ...
Stephen Chase ...
Jim Wilson (as Alden Chase)
Ted Adams ...
Henchman Tracy
Bob Terry ...
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Chasing jewel thieves, Captain Carson and Magpie head for the border where Carson, posing as a Chinaman, opens a store that buys jewelry. To flush the thieves into the open, Carson wins all their money at poker. They agree to sell him the jewels but plan to kill him and keep both the jewels and the money. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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25 November 1938 (USA)  »

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Auf heißer Spur  »

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Like a Charlie Chan film and a B-western combined!
11 April 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Six-Gun Trail" begins with a daring robbery and most of the crooks get away with the loot. However, one is caught spills his guts--and it's up to Bill Carson to head to the border and bring the thugs to justice.

Tim McCoy is about my favorite western star. Part of it was because he did NOT sing, part of it was because he really was a charismatic actor and part was because he could actually act and not just look nice in his clean hero clothes! I particularly have enjoyed his 'Lightning Bill Carson' series of eight films--mostly because you get to see Tim expand his acting skills, as he's a secret agent who is a master of disguise in these films. Most of the time, he does a great job of playing Mexicans-pretty good acting and very enjoyable characters in a Leo Carillo sort of way. However, here in "Six-Gun Trail", McCoy shows there definitely is a limit to his skills and at the audience's ability to suspend disbelief. Here he plays a Chinese man! Yes, I said Chinese! But instead of Chinese, he comes off like having Warner Oland's version of Charlie Chan in a western!! It's all very silly and might have resulted in a rotten film. BUT due to some otherwise decent writing and McCoy's presence, the film works--provided you turn off that pesky part of your brain that says "who in the world would be stupid enough to believe that this guy is Chinese?!".

By the way, while McCoy does not sing, there is a scene with a yodler. Now I hate yodeling, but this guy's voice was pretty amazing.

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