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Trail of the Vigilantes (1940)

A reporter goes undercover to break up an outlaw gang.

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writer:

Harold Shumate (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Franchot Tone ... Kansas (Tim Mason)
Warren William ... Mark Dawson / George Trent
Broderick Crawford ... Swanee
Andy Devine ... Meadows
Mischa Auer ... Bolo
Porter Hall ... Sheriff Korley
Peggy Moran ... Barbara Thornton
Samuel S. Hinds ... George Preston
Charles Trowbridge ... John Thornton
Paul Fix ... Lefty
Harry Cording ... Phil
Max Wagner ... Joe
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Storyline

A reporter goes undercover to break up an outlaw gang.

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Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agrypnoi frouroi See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In March 1941, Universal Pictures was distributing this film on a double bill with The Invisible Woman (1940). See more »

Connections

Edited into Raiders of Ghost City (1944) See more »

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One of the best comic westerns
5 September 2007 | by silentfilm-2See all my reviews

If you like westerns you must absolutely get this film if it ever gets released on DVD. It's a comic western with plenty of exciting western action. Two actors who rarely made westerns, Franchot Tone and Broderick Crawford, star as an eastern U.S. Marchall and a good-old boy cowboy respectively, who have to deal with organized cattle rustlers. The Cattlemen's Protective Organization is actually rustling cattle from ranchers who won't join the organization. Peggy Moran is a rancher's daughter who aggressively pursues her man, Franchot, although today we'd consider her a stalker. Andy Devine and Mischa Auer are the comedy relief, in a film that needs no relief because everyone has great comic scenes.


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