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Slaughter Trail (1951)

Approved | | Western | 17 April 1953 (Australia)
Fort Marcy's commandant has a dilemma when 3 outlaws, who killed a few Navajo for their horses, request protection from the vengeful Indians.


Irving Allen


Sid Kuller (screen play)


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Brian Donlevy ... Capt. Dempster
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Robert Hutton ... Lt. Morgan
Terry Gilkyson Terry Gilkyson ... Singalong


Three outlaws rob the stage and then flee. When their horses give out they murder some Indians to get fresh ones. But this puts the Indians on the war path and they have to take refuge in an Army fort to avoid them. The Indians then arrive offering peace if the three men are turned over to them. The fort's commanding Officer wants peace but the rules say the men must be tried in a white man's court leaving the Indians no choice but to attack. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Navajo hordes on the vengeance warpath ... as desert sands run scarlet !




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Release Date:

17 April 1953 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Drumul măcelului See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Howard Da Silva was removed from the cast of this film as a result of his being blacklisted for leftist sympathies. Brian Donlevy replaced him. See more »


When Chief Paako is talking, he frequently slips into a northeastern accent and the rapid and fluent way of speaking American English from early American movies and TV, without any hint of the 'Indian' accent and broken English that actors portraying Native Americans in old westerns typically used. See more »


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Just - Slaughter.
19 August 2017 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

Three bandits rob a stage coach and then shoot some Navajos and steal their horses. They seek refuge at the US Fort Marcy, and get it from the conflicted commander. The Navajos hone in...

Almost unwatchable on many levels, the screenplay is stupid, the direction wooden, lead actor phones it in and to add insult to injury the Cinecolor print is poor. That's not all, though, story is told mostly in song, irritatingly so, to the point where it feels like pic was made decades earlier than it was. Hell! Just to cap things off a main character flip-flop come the finale is really extracting the urine.

Boooo! 1/10

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