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Sintown is just a deserted ghost town until Vanerpool starts looking for silver. Cookie and Roy's partners put $20,000 into the business only to find that the mine is worthless and Vanerpool is bankrupt. Carol comes out to look for silver to save the company, but does not know that their engineer, named Regan, is crooked and wants all the silver for himself. But only Old Ed knows where the mother lode is located. Written by
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Some poor editing prevents this particular Roy Rogers western from being one of his better ones from Republic. The Grand Canyon Trail also does not have the greatest group of songs.
The story line gets a bit incoherent at times. Jane Frazee comes west to see if an old silver mine that her boss Charles Coleman had sold stock in was really played out as chief engineer Bob Livingston has told them. She thinks not. Also investigating is Roy Rogers who because Andy Devine invested his money in this silver mine has now a real interest in seeing it's not a dud.
Old timer Emmett Lynn might have the key, but he's rather inconveniently disappeared. It's the sloppy editing around his part that makes the plot hard to follow at times, you have to fill in the blanks.
Former Mesquiteer Livingston shows up this time on the wrong side of the law and perennial western villain Roy Barcroft is his chief henchman.
Andy Devine usually provides a lot of the comedy in the Roy Rogers films of this period, but we have a special treat in the person of familiar Laurel&Hardy stooge James Finlayson. Jimmy plays a rather dull witted sheriff who Frazee and the Riders of the Purple Sage get him tangled in his own handcuffs. Finlayson must have thought he was back with Stan and Ollie with that routine. All done on a moving stagecoach as well. I wish we had more Finlayson in the film.
The Grand Canyon Trail while not anything outstanding should please a lot of Roy Rogers fans out there.
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