MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 54,281 this week

Trail of the Vigilantes (1940)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 39 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

A reporter goes undercover to break up an outlaw gang.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 94 titles
created 22 Sep 2012
 
a list of 5544 titles
created 08 Nov 2013
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 
list image
a list of 70 titles
created 05 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Trail of the Vigilantes (1940)

Trail of the Vigilantes (1940) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Trail of the Vigilantes.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Gorilla (1939)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

When a wealthy man (Atwill) is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, Al Ritz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

During World War I, two German men friends who emigrated to the US and become millionaires agree on most things, with one major difference: one has taken the US side against Germany ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Charles Winninger, Charles Ruggles, James Craig
Sailor's Lady (1940)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Nancy Kelly, Jon Hall, Joan Davis
Ebb Tide (1937)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: James P. Hogan
Stars: Oskar Homolka, Frances Farmer, Ray Milland
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Semi-successful lawyer John Malone is intrigued by local night club singer Anna Marie St. Clair. After meeting her at the club, he is present when her boss (and more?) is killed, and she is... See full summary »

Director: Lewis R. Foster
Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Brian Donlevy, Claire Trevor
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A beautiful Austrian refugee in England--who is also a Nazi agent--marries a scholarly English pacifist. He lives near a secret military base she needs to get information about so she can help in Hitler's planned invasion of England.

Director: Frank Tuttle
Stars: Franchot Tone, Veronica Lake, John Sutton
I Spy (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Two Americans in England--a wealthy playboy and an actress--join forces to stop international spies.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Sally Eilers, Ben Lyon, Harry Tate
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Lenore Ulric, Robert Frazer, Louis Wolheim
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Lenore Ulric, Charles Bickford, Kenneth MacKenna
Black Sheep (1935)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

On a cruise ship a professional gambler comes to the aid of a young man victimized by a jewel thief. The young man turns out to be his son.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Edmund Lowe, Claire Trevor, Tom Brown
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A collection agent arrives in a small town with $1000 for a local farmer. Whilst waiting for the farmer to arrive the money is put in a safe at a hotel for safe keeping. However, it is ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Marsha Hunt, William Lundigan, Charles Winninger
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Crooks use a man's safe-cracking skills then involve him in more crime after he spends three years in jail. He falls in love with a waitress and they go to work for a traveling salesman.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Robert Kent, J. Edward Bromberg
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Kansas (Tim Mason)
Warren William ...
Mark Dawson / George Trent
...
Swanee
...
Meadows
...
Bolo
Porter Hall ...
Sheriff Korley
Peggy Moran ...
Barbara Thornton
Samuel S. Hinds ...
George Preston
Charles Trowbridge ...
John Thornton
...
Lefty
Harry Cording ...
Phil
Max Wagner ...
Joe
Edit

Storyline

A reporter goes undercover to break up an outlaw gang.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agrypnoi frouroi  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When director Allan Dwan initially read the script, he thought the film was going to be a dramatic disaster, but he had the script rewritten as a spoof/parody with the co-operation of cast members, especially Broderick Crawford, Franchot Tone, Mischa Auer, and Andy Devine. The Universal front office didn't seem happy with the decision, and the film carries no producer credit. See more »

Connections

Edited into Western Courage (1950) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the best comic westerns
5 September 2007 | by (Plano, Texas) – See all my reviews

If you like westerns you must absolutely get this film if it ever gets released on DVD. It's a comic western with plenty of exciting western action. Two actors who rarely made westerns, Franchot Tone and Broderick Crawford, star as an eastern U.S. Marchall and a good-old boy cowboy respectively, who have to deal with organized cattle rustlers. The Cattlemen's Protective Organization is actually rustling cattle from ranchers who won't join the organization. Peggy Moran is a rancher's daughter who aggressively pursues her man, Franchot, although today we'd consider her a stalker. Andy Devine and Mischa Auer are the comedy relief, in a film that needs no relief because everyone has great comic scenes.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
trail of the vigilantes williedunaway
Discuss Trail of the Vigilantes (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?