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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.


(as Edwin L.Marin)


(screenplay), (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Evans
Frank Walsh
Will Gray
Lee Tung Foo ...
Dr. Rhodes (as Tony Hughes)
Mary Kent ...
Mrs. Winters
Ray Hyke ...
Jerome Root ...
Jenkins (as Jerry Root)


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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Release Date:

1 August 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La piste des caribous  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Final feature film appearance of George 'Gabby' Hayes. See more »


During the gunfight in town late in the movie, the first of Victor Jory's men who gets shot starts falling before there is an audible gunshot. The other men are all shot after audible gunshots. See more »


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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Randolph Scott in one of his lesser western roles...
8 September 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

RANDOLPH SCOTT and BILL WILLIAMS share the co-starring credits in this rather weak western, nicely photographed in Cinecolor against some gorgeous western backgrounds in Canada. Unfortunately, the story of ranchers vs. gold prospectors has been done before with better results and it's not one of Scott's more memorable western roles.

Among the bad guys, it's interesting to note a young JIM DAVIS who would later make it big on "Dallas" TV. GEORGE 'GABBY' HAYES plays his usual rustic character, usually a sidekick for Gene Autrey or Roy Rogers. He has the sort of role as a grizzly old-timer usually played by Walter Brennan, calling all the other men "young fellas".

All of the ingredients usually found in a western of this kind--including shootouts and cattle stampedes--are here, but the results are pretty ordinary.

Summing up: Not recommended unless you're a die-hard western fan with time on your hands.

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