Four episodes of Dusty's Trail edited together into a movie. The episodes, in the order shown, are: "Tomahawk Territory", "Horse of Another Color", "There is Nothing Like a Dame", and "The Not So Magnificent Seven".
Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »
A late entry in the TV Westerns boom of the late 50s. Shotgun Slade unlike other show hero wasn't a marshal, sheriff or gunfighter for hire, but Slade was a private detective, hired to ... See full summary »
Created by Sherwood Schwartz, it has been said that the show's early failure was due to the fact that it was too similar to Bob Denver's earlier series Gilligan's Island (1964), also created by Schwartz. Denver plays a character very similar to that of Gilligan. In addition, there is a wagon train leader (similar to the Skipper), the Brookhavens, a rich couple (the Howells), Lulu, a saloon entertainer (Ginger), Betsy, a sweet young girl traveling alone (Mary Ann), and Andy, a bright young man who easily figures things out (the Professor). With "Gilligan's Island" in constant reruns, people preferred to tune in to that series rather than this one. See more »
In the show with the tornado coming towards the wagon train, it was quite obvious that someone superimposed a hand drawn, scribbled sketch of a tornado over the finished film. Has to be the worst replica of a tornado in television history! See more »
Sure after the first few minutes of your first episodes the viewer will think Gilligan's Island meets F Troop meets wagon train and he/she would be correct. But this series has does have its charm and thanks to public domain, it can seen and purchased quite cheaply.
Dusty's Trail is about group of hapless settlers from different walks of life who are somehow separated from the rest of their wagon train and have to head to California on their own. The Wagon Master is a lot like the Skipper (he even calls his assistant "Little Pal" and Dusty is of course much like Gilligan and he have a rich couple, a dance hall girl (it's show biz, I guess) and s sweet girl and smart young man.
The show will never make the all time great list, but compared to a lot of shows today, it's nice to watch a clean gentle comedy that is adults and children will enjoy.
My rating 7/10 for Bob Denver fans 9/10
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