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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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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

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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Hoofbeat Serenade
By Lyn Murray and Sid Kuller
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I can't believe I found it!
17 April 2006 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

I was very excited to see this movie come up on the database. I remember seeing this movie in the theaters when I was young, and the song keeps going through my head, even now.

I have not seen it on TV at all, and would really LOVE to add this movie to my library. I know that what I remember as a child and what it would be like now are two completely different things, but since it took me at least 30 years to find anyone who even knew about this movie I think is an incredible thing.

It must have been pretty good, or I wouldn't have remembered the title, the song, or the movie all of these 50 odd years!!!!


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