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Slaughter Trail (1951)

Approved | | Western | 15 October 1951 (USA)
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)  »

Also Known As:

El sendero de la muerte  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Howard Da Silva was removed from the cast of this film as a result of his being blacklisted for leftist sympathies. Brian Donlevy replaced him. See more »

Goofs

When Ike Vaughn (Gig Young) flees the fort with young Nancy Dempster, he runs and jumps on his horse and rides out of the fort through the open gate, and he is supposedly holding Nancy all the time with his left arm. But the action is rather violent, and the way he holds Nancy, you can only see her back. But her arms and legs flop around like a rag doll, which is clearly what he is holding, and not the real girl. See more »

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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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The Girl in the Wood
By Terry Gilkyson and Neal Stuart
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An Exellent Ballad
1 November 1999 | by (Eugene, Oregon) – See all my reviews

This film is an exciting ballad. Yes, that's right: it is a story plot with the song-track of a ballad. Quite unusual, and having its faults, the defects of one of the unique -- but still interesting -- proprietory colour film processes which came to life briefly in that decade.

Besides the really super ballad-style, the direction of the plot-line and dialogue has a refreshing 'devil may care' attitude, quite contrary to the stultified over-worked techniques not uncommon with high budget studio Westerns.

This Western is one for the genre collector; its pleasing uniqueness makes it so.


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