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Utah Wagon Train (1951)

Rancher Rex Allen (Rex Allen) receives a summons from his uncle (Forrest Taylor), an old time frontiersman, that he is in trouble. The uncle has been hired to lead a modern-day band of ... See full summary »

Director:

Philip Ford

Writer:

John K. Butler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rex Allen ... Rex Allen
Koko ... Koko (as Koko the Miracle Horse of the Movies)
Penny Edwards ... Nancy Bonner
Buddy Ebsen ... Snooper
Roy Barcroft ... Hank Driscoll
Sarah Padden ... Sarah Wendover
Grant Withers ... Red Bancroft
Arthur Space ... Robert Hatfield
Edwin Rand Edwin Rand ... Jess Sutton
Robert Karnes ... Jack Scully
William Holmes William Holmes ... Pete Millan
Stanley Andrews ... Sheriff
Frank Jenks ... Hap - Telephone Company Lineman
Al Bridge ... Sam Sickle
Forrest Taylor ... Cyrus Bonner
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Storyline

Rancher Rex Allen (Rex Allen) receives a summons from his uncle (Forrest Taylor), an old time frontiersman, that he is in trouble. The uncle has been hired to lead a modern-day band of adventurers on a wagon train retracing the route taken by their ancestors 100 years ago. Before Rex can talk to his uncle, the uncle is murdered, and Rex sets out to find the killer and the motive by taking his uncle's place as the leader of the wagon train. He discovers that the motive was the gold that the original pioneers had cached in a cave on the trail to California, and now has to find the culprit that is after it. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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REX ALLEN - Millions have acclaimed him "King of the Cowboy Stars"-he's young...dashing...a real cowboy from Arizona who can outride...outfight...outshoot them all. And KOKO the miracle horse of the movies ! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Action | Music | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandeirantes do Oeste See more »

Company Credits

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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Soundtracks

The California Trail
(uncredited)
Written by Jack Elliott and Rex Allen
Sung by Rex Allen
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The Arizona Cowboy heads to Utah ............
17 June 2006 | by revdrcacSee all my reviews

In this pretty good oater from 1951, baritone-voiced Rex Allen finds himself called to avenge a death and lead an "anniversary" wagon train. Faithful sidekick Buddy Ebsen is along for comic support.

Rex Allen was at home in the saddle, had a good voice and was photogenic..... this film shows why the studio was expecting big things from this singin cowboy. The plot, casting and music here were a notch above a number of other singing cowboy films of the day. Ebsen was a convincing sidekick here , in a role pretty similar to the one he had with Fess Parker in the later Davy Crockett film series.

I enjoyed this one and wish the B-westerns had lasted longer, so Rex could have matured into Americas's number one cowboy .........


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