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The Desert Trail (1935)

Passed | | Romance, Western | 22 April 1935 (USA)
Rodeo star John Scott and his gambler friend Kansas Charlie are wrongly accused of armed robbery. They leave town as fast as they can to go looking for their own suspects in Poker City.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... John Scott posing as John Jones
... Anne
... Jim
Eddy Chandler ... Kansas Charlie posing as Rev. Harry Smith
Carmen Laroux ... Juanita (as Carmen LaRoux)
... Poker City Sheriff
Al Ferguson ... Pete
... Farnsworth (Rodeo Promoter)
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Rodeo star John Scott and his gambler friend Kansas Charlie are wrongly accused of armed robbery. They leave town as fast as they can to go looking for their own suspects in Poker City. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Romance | Western

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Caminho do Deserto  »

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Trivia

Juanita's house is the same house as used as the Matlock ranch-house in The Star Packer (1934) and as Malgrove's house in Blue Steel (1934). See more »

Goofs

When Jim introduces Kansas, now posing as Rev. Harry Smith to hid sister Anne she greets him by name and title despite never seeing him before. See more »

Quotes

Kansas Charlie, aka Rev. Harry Smith: Do you mean to insinuate that I'm dumb?
John Scott, aka John Jones: No. Dumber!
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Connections

Remake of The Ridin' Fool (1931) See more »

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The Last Lap
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Music by Carl Albert Egener
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"There's getting' to be too many Joneses and Smiths around to suit me."
30 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

John Wayne plays a rodeo star who, along with his gambler sidekick, is accused of murder. The two bicker their way to finding the real murderers. Another of John Wayne's cheapie westerns made for Lone Star in the '30s. He's saddled with Eddy Chandler as a sidekick this time. Chandler's completely out of place. He even refers to women as dames at one point. Where's Gabby Hayes when you need him? A lot of humor in this one. Wayne's given some nice banter as well as cute flirting with pretty Mary Kornman. Nice stunt work in this otherwise ordinary oater. Stock footage is used from another Wayne cheapie, The Man from Utah. Beware versions with annoying modern score added.


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