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The Lone Star Trail (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 6 August 1943 (USA)
Rancher Blaze Barker returns to Dead Falls after being framed by land-grabbers and spending two years in jail. Paroled, he can't wear a gun, but is aided by Marshal Fargo Steele. The gang ... See full summary »

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Rancher Blaze Barker returns to Dead Falls after being framed by land-grabbers and spending two years in jail. Paroled, he can't wear a gun, but is aided by Marshal Fargo Steele. The gang is out to gain control of all of the valley land before a dam is constructed. When Blaze raises the money to pay off the taxes on his ranch, he finds it has been marked to incriminate him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Filmed, completed, and copyrighted in 1942, but not released until several months later, in 1943, making this one of the earliest featured film roles of Robert Mitchum. See more »

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Adios Vaqueros
Written by Milton Rosen and Oliver Drake
Sung by Jimmy Wakely Trio
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22 March 2011 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Solid little oater. The plot's old hat—an innocent man (Brown) needs to search for the men who framed him and regain his good reputation. But the story is also well done, with good acting plus a nice mix of action, intrigue and trail tunes. Even the buffoonish matinée humor is pretty well handled by Fuzzy Knight. Ritter and Brown make a good team, and I like the wrinkle in Fargo's (Ritter) background—(also, check out those sterling movie names, "Blaze Barker" and "Fargo Steele"). Too bad we don't see more of the lovely Jennifer Holt, but we do see Bob Mitchum in an early speaking role and with a mustache, no less. These matinée specials may have ridden into the sunset, but they're still a lot of fun.


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