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Blazing the Western Trail (1945)

Jeff Waring (Charles Starrett) and his friends Tex Harding (Tex Harding) and Cannonball (Dub Taylor) become involved in the affairs of two rival stagecoach lines, one of them headed by Mary... See full summary »



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Jeff Waring (Charles Starrett) and his friends Tex Harding (Tex Harding) and Cannonball (Dub Taylor) become involved in the affairs of two rival stagecoach lines, one of them headed by Mary Halliday (Carole Mathews) whose father (Nolan Leary) has been murdered by the gang of the rival line, Forrest Brent(Al Bridge. She is unaware of this, and hinders rather than helps the Durango Kid (Charles Starrett) and his friends in their attempts to expose Brent and his gang. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

18 September 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desbravadores do Oeste  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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[a gang of thugs holds up Mary's stagecoach]
Cannonball: Your wastin' your time, Mister. We don't carry nothin' but mail on this stage.
Henchman Santry: We ain't particular about what we steal. Get busy, boys!
Mary Halliday: Someday, they're gonna hang you sidewinders from the rafters!
Henchman Santry: Maybe so, if they catch us.
Cannonball: Look, Miss Mary, they turned the horses loose. Say, y'all can't do this to us! How are we goin' to get back to Quantro Basin?
Henchman Santry: Try walkin'. It's good for what ails you.
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Crazy Credits

Opening title cards: In the days when the West was young, Congress passed the Overland Mail bill, which authorized the extension of the mail service from the Mississippi Basin to the Pacific Coast... and so began a deadly struggle for control of the postal franchises.

1870 Brent Lines get Topeka mail contract. Brent seeks control of Quanto Basin Line. Western Stage Company bought by Brent. See more »


Features Outlaws of the Rockies (1945) See more »


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Performed by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
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25 December 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Blazing the Western Trail (1945)

** (out of 4)

The government okays mail to be taken out West and of course this brings along several robberies as bad guys take their changes on a big score. Jeff Waring (Charles Starrett) goes out to investigate and soon he has to turn into The Durango Kid to locate the ones behind the crimes. If you're looking for the work of John Ford then you're certainly not going to find it here but those just wanting to kick back with a mindless but slightly entertaining Western should find this to be decent enough to sit through. Again, there's no question that this here is "C" material but for a low-budget Western it offers up enough interesting things to help keep the 60-minute running time moving at a good pace. The story itself really isn't anything original for a Western in general but not even for the series. Pretty much every new Durango Kid movie features the same story with only a slight change in the subject. That change here is the mail going out West but history buffs certainly aren't going to find any historical drama here. The majority of the entertainment comes from the gunfights, various chases and other Western settings. Starrett does a decent job in his role and Tex Harding and Dub Taylor add nice support.

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