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The Continental Telegraph Co. is putting a telegraph line to the town and the fort. They know that the telegraph is needed to stop the activities of the outlaws, but only the outlaws can ... See full summary »

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Pauline Moore ...
Weldon Heyburn ...
Jeff Bradley
Carroll Nye ...
Jim Chapman
Tom Chatterton ...
Major R.C. Kelton
Si Jenks ...
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John Merton ...
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The Continental Telegraph Co. is putting a telegraph line to the town and the fort. They know that the telegraph is needed to stop the activities of the outlaws, but only the outlaws can see the importance of the telegraph. They steal the supply wagons form the boys, which leaves only enough supplies to run a 30 mile line between Fort Dodd and Fort Jackson. But the outlaws attack the camp, killing everyone including Tom and Emily. The boys get more money and a new engineer to build the line between the fort's. This time, they are not going to let the outlaws stop them and they will find the head outlaw. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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11 November 1940 (USA)  »

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Defensores Indomáveis  »

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Blazing trail for the telegraph
26 June 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Things get a little misty a sentimental in this 3 Mesquiteers western, The Trail Blazers. The boys are working with their good friend Carroll Nye and his wife Mary Field to get a telegraph line built. But outlaws who know what value the telegraph is are trying to stop it at any price. They are secretly led by town newspaper publisher Weldon Heyburn whose a vicious villain when aroused.

Major Tom Chatterton has to be the biggest horse's patoot in the army. As a career army man he would have seen in the Civil War how valuable the telegraph was for the Union side. His opposition to the telegraph leaves me baffled.

But the scenes with the Mesquiteers with the infant baby of Nye and Field are nicely played. Heyburn massacred the telegraph work party leaving only the infant alive. That gives Bob Livingston, Bob Steele, and Rufe Davis personal reasons to get the outlaws.

Silly in spots, but poignant in others The Trail Blazers will please 3 Mesquiteer fans.


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