Wyoming cowhand and gambler Trampas is sent by his employer to Mexico to buy a bull but in Laredo he unwillingly joins three Texas Rangers on a dangerous mission into Mexico.





Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A Pinkerton detective goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of thieves whose boss is a feisty lady saloonkeeper. Complications ensue.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Scott Brady
Hostile Guns (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Western involving a U.S. marshall who takes a prison wagon full of criminals and misfits to the state penitentiary, and finds that a female passenger is the woman he once loved.

Director: R.G. Springsteen
Stars: George Montgomery, Yvonne De Carlo, Tab Hunter
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Judge Jim Scott must contend with the vicious relatives of a murderer he's about to sentence...and his unfaithful fiancee.

Director: Harry Keller
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Joan Weldon, John Ericson
Cattle Empire (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After serving a five year prison sentence for allowing his men to destroy a town in a drunken spree, a trail boss is hired by the same town's leading citizen to drive their cattle to Fort ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Stars: Joel McCrea, Gloria Talbott, Don Haggerty
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In Wyoming, Sweetwater town sheriff Stan Blaine finds himself in the middle of a range war between greedy cattle barons and newcomer settlers who compete for public lands and unbranded stray cattle.

Director: Lee Sholem
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Alex Nicol, William Bishop
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of a wild black stallion and the cowboys who set out to capture him.

Director: Jesse Hibbs
Stars: Joel McCrea, Mari Blanchard, Race Gentry
Buffalo Bill (1944)
Biography | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, legendary westerner, from his days as an army scout to his later activities as owner of a Wild West show.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara, Linda Darnell
Wyoming Mail (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1869, when the railroad mail service is threatened by frequent bandit attacks, the government hires Steve Davis to infiltrate a gang in order to destroy it from inside.

Director: Reginald Le Borg
Stars: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Howard Da Silva
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In a period when many thought that "the only good Indian is a dead Indian," Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce won the admiration of the American Public.

Director: Richard T. Heffron
Stars: James Whitmore, Sam Elliott, Ned Romero
The Outriders (1950)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1865, three escaped Confederate POWs join the Quantrill raiders who are planning to rob a Union gold shipment concealed in a civilian wagon train.

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Joel McCrea, Arlene Dahl, Barry Sullivan
Fort Massacre (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A cavalry troop finds itself under constant attack by Indians.

Director: Joseph M. Newman
Stars: Joel McCrea, Forrest Tucker, Susan Cabot
The Lone Hand (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1870, widowed farmer Zachary Hallock secretly joins a group of outlaws as a solution to his money problems.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Joel McCrea, Barbara Hale, Alex Nicol


Cast overview, first billed only:
Texas Ranger Reese Bennett (archive footage)
Ramrod (archive footage)
Trampas (archive footage)
Texas Ranger Chad Cooper (archive footage)
Texas Ranger Joe Riley (archive footage)
Mama Dolores (archive footage)
Carmelita Flanagan (archive footage)
Capt. Estrada (archive footage)
Faraway (archive footage)
Steve (archive footage)
Randy (archive footage)
Belden (archive footage)
Carol Byron ...
Winnie (archive footage)
Sheriff Abbott (archive footage) (as Ross Elliot)


Trampas, a cowhand from Medicine Bow, Wyoming, is sent to Mexico to buy a bull for his employer. The ranch foreman warns him to watch out for himself in Laredo, a tough town on the Texas/Mexican border. Despite the warning, in a western version of the Dumas classic, "The Three Musketeers", Trampas manages to get himself engaged to fight three separate Texas Rangers within an hour of his arrival. Unlike D'Artagnan, he has no notion of actually fighting the Rangers: all he wants is out of Laredo. He's on his way out of town when he runs into the three Rangers--who turn out to be partners--on their way to track down a missing train carrying a payroll. The Rangers, learning Trampas is headed in the same direction they are, suggest they all ride together--that way, they can fight him after they have fulfilled their mission. Without much choice, Trampas wryly agrees. When they find the train, however, they quickly forget their quarrels--the train was robbed and everyone aboard killed, ... Written by Kat Parsons <fke2d@Virginia.EDU>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


From "The Virginian" and "Laredo" TV Shows See more »


Drama | Western | Romance






Release Date:

26 May 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gefährlicher Auftrag  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The first 12 minutes is season 2 episode 1 of The Virginian 'Ride a Dark Trail'.From the scene where Trampas, Belden and Randy ride into Shiloh ranch it is season 3 episode 30 'We've Lost a Train' See more »


When Trampas and the three Texas Rangers left Laredo to look for the missing train, the scenery shown was Joshua plants, native to the Mohave Desert regions of Calif, Arizona and Nevada only, none in Texas. Also the scenery shows saguaro cactus, native to the Western portions of the Arizona desert regions only, again, not found in Texas. See more »


Edited from The Virginian (1962) See more »


We're Gonna Raise a Ruckus Tonight
Performed by Randy Boone
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

delightful combination of "Laredo" and "The Virginian"
14 March 2000 | by (Columbus, OH USA) – See all my reviews

This movie combines the characters from my favorite TV Western series, "Laredo", with the characters from another excellent 1960s TV Western series, "The Virginian". If you are a fan of either, but especially of "Laredo", check this movie out. In my opinion, the best part of the movie is the relationship between the three Texas Rangers, who are fast friends but also give each other a good deal of grief.

18 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Home Video Availabilty 42ndStreetMemories
Broadcast on GRIT this month UnclGeorge
YouTube FortySecondStMemories
Unidentified Actor mickdwyer39
Discuss Backtrack! (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: