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The Westward Trail (1948)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Music  -  13 March 1948 (USA)
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Ann and Tom Howard arrive from the east to take up ranching. But Tom wants to return and forges his sister's name to the deed and sells it to Larson. Eddie knows there is silver ore in the ... See full summary »

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Eddie Dean ...
Copper the Horse ...
Eddie's Horse (as Copper)
Roscoe Ates ...
Phyllis Planchard ...
Ann Howard
Eileene Hardin ...
Benson's Daughter
Steve Drake ...
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Bob Duncan ...
Chuck Larson
Carl Mathews ...
Henchman Art Hardin
Lee Morgan ...
Sheriff Buck McNeal
Bob Woodward ...
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Bartender (as Charles 'Slim' Whitaker)
Frank Ellis ...
Stableman Taggart
Andy Parker ...
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Ann and Tom Howard arrive from the east to take up ranching. But Tom wants to return and forges his sister's name to the deed and sells it to Larson. Eddie knows there is silver ore in the area and that Lawson, who killed the Sheriff, is out to get all the ranches. When Lawson appoints himself the new Sheriff, Eddie organizes the ranchers to fight Lawson and his men. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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EDDIE'S GUNS SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF SILVER RANGE! (original poster and cards- all caps) See more »


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Westward Trail
Written by Eddie Dean and Hal Blair
Sung by Eddie Dean with Andy Parker and The Plainsmen
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Eddie Dean foils a silver scam ............
30 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This 1948 film features the singing cowboy Eddie Dean in a tale of forgery, greed and avarice. Dean corrals a posse of towns-folk and goes after the deceiving buckaroos who have been ripping off his pals. With dogged determination, they fight it out with the shady outlaws.

Roscoe "Soapy" Ates had good chemistry with Dean in this film, but overall he was not a stand-out as a sidekick. Dean gets to warble a few cow tunes before he saves the day ........

Fans of the genre should enjoy the music & humor in this one, but nothing in the film is especially memorable.

Average programmer .....


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