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The Cariboo Trail (1950)

Approved | | Western | 1 August 1950 (USA)
Montanans Jim Redfern and Mike Evans head into Canada's British Columbia via the Cariboo Trail intent to raise cattle and dig for gold but find trouble instead.

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(as Edwin L.Marin)

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(screenplay), (story)
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Mike Evans
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Francie Harris
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Frank Walsh
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Murphy
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Bill Miller
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Jane Winters
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Higgins
Lee Tung Foo ...
Ling
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Dr. John S. Rhodes (as Tony Hughes)
Mary Kent ...
Mrs. Martha Winters
Ray Hyke ...
Jones
Jerome Root ...
Jenkins (as Jerry Root)
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Storyline

Jim Redfern dreams of owning his own cattle ranch and along with his partners Mike Evans and Ling heads off on the Cariboo Trail into the interior of British Columbia. There's a gold rush on and along the way they're joined by old-timer Grizzly Winters, a prospector who hasn't had much luck of late. They soon come up against Frank Walsh whose men stampede their cattle. Evans is severely injured forcing Redfern to amputate his left arm. Evans hates him for that and will have nothing to do with him or his dream of the cattle ranch. Walsh owns the local town making it difficult for Redfern to get re-established. Things begin to go his way when he finds gold. Written by garykmcd

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Fighting mad-meeting trouble with flaming guns. See more »

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Also Known As:

La piste des caribous  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Cinecolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Randolph Scott starred in this film with Bill Williams, the husband of actress Barbara Hale. In 1956 Scott would star with Hale in '7th Cavalry.' See more »

Goofs

During the cattle stampede by Walsh's henchmen against Redfern's encampment, the men in camp are asleep because it's night time, but when the stampede is over it's daylight. See more »

Quotes

Oscar 'Grizzly' Winters: Don't ever sneak into a camp like that, neighbor! Not up here in the Gold Country where a feller usually shoots first and buries his mistakes.
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The end of Gabby Hayes screen career
26 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

This film marked the end of George "Gabby" Hayes screen career.He is shown as having made 190 screen appearances in Westerns between 1929 and 1950.Although in the quotes section he is quoted as saying that he hated westerns.He has always been my favourite western sidekick.He was just so good at it.He looks quite old in this film though in actual fact he is only about 68.One supposes that with the advent of TV he foresaw the end of his type of Westerns.I have to say that I consider that he is the best sidekick of all.He has a very good role in this his final film.Otherwise it is just run of the mill.As has been mentioned elsewhere the cinecolor is truly awful and was clearly used for the sake of economy.


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