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The Bandit Trail (1941)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  10 October 1941 (USA)
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Rancher Tom Haggerty is killed trying to stop a gun battle between his hot-headed brother Red and the sheriff, who is trying to repossess Haggerty's ranch for defaulting on a bank loan. ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Steve Haggerty
Ray Whitley ...
Ellen Grant
Lee 'Lasses' White ...
Morris Ankrum ...
Red Haggerty
Roy Barcroft ...
Joel Nesbitt
Jack Holmes ...
Sheriff Saunders (as J. Merrill Holmes)
Eddy Waller ...
Tom Haggerty (as Eddie Waller)
Glenn Strange ...
Frank Ellis ...
Joseph Eggenton ...
Banker Andrew Grant
Guy Usher ...
Mayor Blake
Jack Clifford ...
Kurt Halliday
Bud Osborne ...
Bartender Tiny


Rancher Tom Haggerty is killed trying to stop a gun battle between his hot-headed brother Red and the sheriff, who is trying to repossess Haggerty's ranch for defaulting on a bank loan. After Tom's son Steve learns of his father's death, he is reluctantly persuaded by his Uncle Red to help rob the local bank. While waiting to hit another bank in the next town, Steve becomes town marshal to get inside information on the town's dealings, but soon takes his job to heart when he falls in love with Ellen, the banker's daughter. His honor is put on the line when he must face not only the guns of the local saloon-keeper's gang, but the wrath of his uncle when he finds out his nephew has betrayed him. Written by Doug Sederberg <>

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Release Date:

10 October 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Outlaw Trail  »

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$45,000 (estimated)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Glen Strange, a frequent cast member of Tim Holt westerns, played outlaw boss 'Idaho'. He was comfortable playing in westerns because at various points is his life he'd been a rancher, a deputy sheriff, and a rodeo performer. Glenn Strange is also well known for his roles in House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula, and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein - playing the Frankenstein monster. See more »


On the Outlaw Trail
Written by Ray Whitley and Fred Rose
Performed by Ray Whitley and his Band
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Another great cast with pretty good script

From a story by Arthur T. Horman, the screenplay by Norton S. Parker gives us, without being blatant or obvious, an unusual opening that summarizes the reason for the upcoming action.

A rancher's brother is battling the sheriff who is coming to foreclose (shades of today's economy!) but the rancher himself puts a stop to the shooting. His son, played by Tim Holt, is returning home and the rancher wants peace for his arrival.

The brother-uncle is played by Morris Ankrum, more often, too often, relegated to being a with but here in a pivotal role that showed he should have been given more bigger parts.

His partner in the shooting is "Whopper," a name over-used in Tim Holt westerns, and here played by Lee "Lasses" White, a very capable actor but given some pretty lousy lines. As is also unfortunately common in Tim Holt westerns, the "humor" isn't funny.

However, the story is a good one, and, with the great Roy Barcroft and the great Glenn Strange, it is well presented, and thus overall "The Bandit Trail" is worth watching.

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