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Slaughter Trail (1951)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  15 October 1951 (USA)
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Three outlaws rob the stage and then flee. When their horses give out they murder some Indians to get fresh ones. But this puts the Indians on the war path and they have to take refuge in ... See full summary »

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Three outlaws rob the stage and then flee. When their horses give out they murder some Indians to get fresh ones. But this puts the Indians on the war path and they have to take refuge in an Army fort to avoid them. The Indians then arrive offering peace if the three men are turned over to them. The fort's commanding Officer wants peace but the rules say the men must be tried in a white man's court leaving the Indians no choice but to attack. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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15 October 1951 (USA)  »

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El sendero de la muerte  »

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According to Turner Home Entertainment, the film's original negative is lost. Since the original Cinecolor cannot be adequately reproduced, the Turner Home Entertainment VHS edition is in black and white. See more »

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When the Indians attach the stagecoach, a soldier is shown aiming his rifle, then it switches to him holding a pistol and shooting it, then right back to him holding the rifle. See more »

Quotes

Woman Dancer: You know, I can look into your eyes and see you have led a gay, romantic life. If I'm not too personal, what do you do for a living?
Rufus Black: I sell coffins!
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Jittery Deer-Foot Dan
By Terry Gilkyson
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Finally found the film and THAT song!
10 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You know, this is CRAZY but that song in SLAUGHTER TRAIL has kept running through my mind ever since I first saw the film.

If you have any other film remembrances of that movie...I'd like to hear them.

I think Brian Donlevy had something so "serious" about him that it lent a "feeling" to the film and made that song a mind sticker.

Anyway--it's like a miracle that other people still sing that song too.

And--I remember it as well as any song from any "A" musical. So, I had to rate it as "Excellent." Gosh, why not? And, I thought I was the only one whose head it kept running around in!


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