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Along the Navajo Trail (1945)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 15 September 1945 (USA)
U.S. Deputy Marshal Roy investigates the disappearance of a government agent who has come to Dale's father's Ladder A Ranch. The bad guys want the land the ranch sits on because they know an oil pipeline is planned through this location.

Director:

Frank McDonald

Writers:

Gerald Geraghty (screenplay), William Colt MacDonald (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Whittaker
Dale Evans ... Lorry Alastair
Estelita Rodriguez Estelita Rodriguez ... Narita
Douglas Fowley ... J. Richard Bentley
Nestor Paiva ... Janza
Sam Flint ... Breck Alastair
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Roger Jerrold
Roy Barcroft ... Rusty Channing
David Cota David Cota ... Lani
Ed Cassidy ... Sheriff Clem Wagner (as Edward Cassidy)
Bob Nolan ... Bob Nolan - Leader Sons of the Pioneers
Sons of the Pioneers ... Musicians (as Bob Nolan and The Sons of the Pioneers)
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Storyline

U.S. Deputy Marshal Roy investigates the disappearance of a government agent who has come to Dale's father's Ladder A Ranch. The bad guys want the land the ranch sits on because they know an oil pipeline is planned through this location.

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Genres:

Romance | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O cow boy kai i tsigana See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Roy Goes Undercover
6 December 2013 | by Henchman_Number1See all my reviews

U.S. Marshall Roy Rogers goes undercover to investigate a string of shootings and the murder of a Cattleman's Association Operative on the Alastair Ranch, owned by Breck Alastair and his daughter Lorry (Sam Flint and Dale Evans). Roy soon uncovers a land swindle plot masterminded by J. Richard Bentley and his no-account henchman Rusty Channing (Douglas Fowley and Roy Barcroft)to grab the ranch for an oil pipeline right-of-way. With the help of Gabby Whitaker (Hayes) and an itinerant band of gypsies Roy sets to bring the scalawags to justice.

"Along the Navajo Trail" is directed by Frank McDonald who helmed a handful of Roy's Movies between the Joseph Kane years and the later William Whitney films. McDonald began to transition Roy's movies from the World War II years musical extravaganzas to more of the automobile-age western format, though this one still features Roy singing several tunes, gone are the large scale song and dance numbers. Additionally The Son's of the Pioneers sing their iconic classic Cool Water. The following year McDonald would direct what many fans consider Roy's best movie My Pal Trigger.

While Navajo Trail is a pretty average effort, most of Roy's fans and B-Western fans in general, will enjoy this one. 66 minutes of decent entertainment.

5 of 10 stars


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