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The Cariboo Trail (1950)

Approved | | Western | 1 August 1950 (USA)
Montanans Jim Redfern and Mike Evans head into Canada's British Columbia via the Cariboo Trail intent to raise cattle and dig for gold but find trouble instead.

Director:

Edwin L. Marin (as Edwin L.Marin)

Writers:

Frank Gruber (screenplay), John Rhodes Sturdy (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Randolph Scott ... Jim Redfern
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Oscar aka Grizzly
Bill Williams ... Mike Evans
Karin Booth ... Francie Harris
Victor Jory ... Frank Walsh
Douglas Kennedy ... Murphy
Jim Davis ... Bill Miller
Dale Robertson ... Will Gray
Mary Stuart ... Jane Winters
James Griffith ... Higgins
Lee Tung Foo Lee Tung Foo ... Ling
Charles Anthony Hughes ... Dr. John S. Rhodes (as Tony Hughes)
Mary Kent Mary Kent ... Mrs. Martha Winters
Ray Hyke Ray Hyke ... Jones
Jerome Root Jerome Root ... Jenkins (as Jerry Root)
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Storyline

Jim Redfern dreams of owning his own cattle ranch and along with his partners Mike Evans and Ling heads off on the Cariboo Trail into the interior of British Columbia. There's a gold rush on and along the way they're joined by old-timer Grizzly Winters, a prospector who hasn't had much luck of late. They soon come up against Frank Walsh whose men stampede their cattle. Evans is severely injured forcing Redfern to amputate his left arm. Evans hates him for that and will have nothing to do with him or his dream of the cattle ranch. Walsh owns the local town making it difficult for Redfern to get re-established. Things begin to go his way when he finds gold. Written by garykmcd

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As gold fever sweeps through the land, it takes blood to make a fortune. See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La piste des caribous See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nat Holt Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Randolph Scott starred in this film with Bill Williams, the husband of actress Barbara Hale. In 1956 Scott would star with Hale in '7th Cavalry.' See more »

Goofs

Randolph Scott leaves Carson Creek with the citizens chasing him. He rides down a hill, falls, remounts, and while riding across a creek, on a bluff above the creek, someone in a light colored shirt is visible running from left to right. The posse is behind Scott riding back to town, and of the people he soon meets raising the cattle, none of them are wearing a light colored shirt. See more »

Quotes

Oscar 'Grizzly' Winters: Don't ever sneak into a camp like that, neighbor! Not up here in the Gold Country where a feller usually shoots first and buries his mistakes.
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entertaining, colorful but not "adult" Scott western
19 July 2012 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

This film has many faults, and if Randolph Scott made many westerns that could be called "adult" this is certainly not one of them. You can't take it seriously but I enjoyed it. One must remember that this film was made in 1950, and color here is of great importance,considering most westerns of the forties and before were made in black and white. Randolph Scott had the ideal physique for a western hero, and his presence together with a nice scenery and a lot of action, the usual fistfight, and shootouts, cattle stampede, Indian attacks would please most of the spectators of the fifties and it sure pleases me, perhaps a nostalgic feeling. Gabby Hayes is always a welcome presence, great sidekick. Bill Williams has a good performance as Mike Evans, who loses his arm and blames it on Scott, Karen Booth as the saloon owner who falls for Scott, and a small part of a very young Dale Robertson as Will Gray. If you are a nostalgic for old westerns like me you will enjoy it.


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