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Trail Street (1947)

Approved  |   |  Musical, Romance, Western  |  19 February 1947 (USA)
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Bat Masterson's old friend Billy Burns convinces him to become marshal of Liberal, Kansas and help the residents fight drought and a destructive range war.



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Cast overview:
Deputy Billy Burns
Madge Meredith ...
Susan Pritchard
Steve Brodie ...
Logan Maury
Billy House ...
Virginia Sale ...
Hannah Weeks
Harry Woods ...
Lance Larkin
Phil Warren ...
Harry Harvey ...
Mayor of Liberal
Jason Robards Sr. ...
Jason (as Jason Robards)


The Liberal Kansas area is in trouble. The town is without a Marshal and the nearby farmers are unable to grow crops due to the summer drought and trail riders that run cattle over their land. Bat Masterson arrives to bring law and order and his Deputy accidently finds a variety of wheat that will withstand the drought. But the farmers are giving up and leaving and Bat must convince tham to stay. He wants them to continue farming and also help round up the local gang of outlaws. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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Release Date:

19 February 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Todesreiter von Kansas  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Bat Masterson mentions to Allen Harper that he has ambitions to be a journalist someday. The real Masterson lived to be sports editor of the New York Morning Telegraph. See more »


Although the official credits and publicity for the movie state Masterson's middle name as Bartley, it was actually Barclay. Randolph Scott introduces himself correctly as William Barclay Masterson to Billy House's Carmody character when he initially enters town. See more »


Billy Burns: [Pulling a wounded Larkin down from his horse] Come on, get out of there! Deputy Burns is talkin'! Larkins, you're gonna get thirty days for that killin' and then we're gonna hang yuh!
[the townsfolk laugh]
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Solid Randolph Scott Western
9 December 2002 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This one is a very solid Randolph Scott Western. He plays Bat Masterson and goes to Liberal, Kansas to clean up the town. He becomes good friends with Robert Ryan who played a very, straight up leading man role. It was not until after this that Robert Ryan began playing much darker roles. In fact, in 1947 Randolph Scott made one other movie which was not a western and never made anything but westerns after that until he retired in 1962. This movie has good pacing and builds up to the climax steadily. I can't say any more as it would give away the plot. Be sure to see this one. 8/10

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