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The Man Trailer (1934)

When an ex-outlaw becomes Marshall he must face up to his old gang.


Lambert Hillyer


Lambert Hillyer (story and screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Buck Jones ... Track Ames aka Dan Lane
Cecilia Parker ... Sally Ryan
Arthur Vinton ... Jim Burke
Clarence Geldart ... Sheriff John Ryan (as Clarence Geldert)
Steve Clark ... Sheriff Dave Bishop
Charles West Charles West ... Gorman
Tom B. Forman Tom B. Forman ... Henchman (as Tom Forman)
Lew Meehan ... Henchman Pete


Wanted for murder, Track Ames is now posing as Dan Lane. Just as he is about to become an outlaw and rob the stage, Burk and his gang beat him to it. But he is able to catch the stage and save the gold by holding off the gang until the Sheriff arrives. He is made town Marshal, but trouble arises when Burk, knowing he is a wanted man, arrives in town. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

24 March 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Em Nome da Lei See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film played as a single film on original release in hundreds of theaters, and also played as the second feature on a double bill with many other different films in different cities. She Learned About Sailors (1934) was just one of the many films it was shown with as part of a double feature. See more »


[explaining his predicament to his horse]
Track Ames aka Dan Lane: Well, we're on the dodge, son. There's a price on our head down south because we wouldn't let the Sheriff rob us without a fight. And even up here, we're outlawed by the outlaws. I guess the only thing left to do is sort of live up to our reputation.
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Version of Ambush Valley (1936) See more »

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48 hours to leave town!
11 June 2014 | by zeppo-2See all my reviews

Buck Jones is elected town Marshall even though he is a wanted man elsewhere,some old cronies are also in town with intent to rob the Wells Fargo office, Buck must somehow stop them in the 48 hours he has given them and clear his name.

That basically is the plot,not that original of course but still workable, Jones is a amiable leading man who's strong voice and large stature adds character to his role of tough guy cowboy. A nasty bad guy who eventually turns on his gang adds strength to the story. But it's the leading lady role which really complements the film,a short feisty firebrand who plays the sheriff's daughter. It is her who off camera persuades Buck to become town Marshall,as her father remarks,"it's no good arguing with her." Sally is in the thick of the action,even riding off to save her man,she's already put her brand on him by this time. Actress Celica Parker does a good shift as Sally,who Jones towers over but is just putty in her hands when she puts her mind to it. As the final dialogue goes as Jones says he doesn't like plum sandwiches,she replies: "You'll eat it and like it." No screaming hostage or wallflower is this girl!

Therefore a pretty ordinary oater rises above it's humble origins to become an enjoyable time passer.

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