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Trail of Kit Carson (1945)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 11 July 1945 (USA)
Bill Harmon receives a letter from his partner, Dave MacRoy informing him of a rich gold strike in their California mine. Arriving there, Bill learns from elderly miner John Benton that ... See full summary »

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Jack Natteford (screenplay), Albert DeMond (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Allan Lane ... Bill Harmon
Helen Talbot ... Joan Benton
Tom London ... John Benton
Twinkle Watts Twinkle Watts ... Peggy Bailey
Roy Barcroft ... Doc Ryan
Kenne Duncan ... Trigger Chandler
Jack Kirk ... Sheriff Bailey
Bud Geary ... Henchman Red Snyder
Tom Dugan ... Bartender Bart Hammond
George Chesebro ... Poker Player
Robert J. Wilke ... Dave MacRoy (as Bob Wilke)
Freddie Chapman ... Friend of Peggy
Dickie Dillon Dickie Dillon ... Freind of Peggy
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Storyline

Bill Harmon receives a letter from his partner, Dave MacRoy informing him of a rich gold strike in their California mine. Arriving there, Bill learns from elderly miner John Benton that Dave is dead and that he sold the mine at a strangely low price the night before his supposed accidental death. Good-natured and respected physician Doc Ryan shows Bill a check made out to and endorsed by Dave as full payment for the mine. But Doc becomes alarmed at Bill's suspicions and orders his henchmen to get rid of him. Red Synder picks a fight with Bill by insulting Benton's daughter Joan. In the gunfight that follows, Red is killed and through a trick, it is blamed as murder by Bill. He is jailed but escapes and interrupts a meeting between Doc and another secret member of his gang, Trigger Chandler, the town gunsmith. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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BARKING GUNS! CRASHING FISTS! OUT OF THE OLD WEST! (original ad - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1945 (USA) 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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[first lines]
[to gunman in doorway]
Dave MacRoy: What do you want?
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Trail of Kit Carson not a "Rocky" picture
2 December 2007 | by frontrowkid2002See all my reviews

The reviewer who called Trail of Kit Carson a Rocky Lane picture was misinformed. Allan Lane made six features prior to becoming Red Ryder. They did not have any series name. He played a different character in each one. He didn't have a regular sidekick. His horse (although not named in the series) was called Banner. Lane replaced Don Barry in these films, wearing the same type of shirt (black with arrow crescent pockets) and used Wally Vernon, Barry's former sidekick. He also co-starred with Barry's former leading lady, Helen Talbot. When Bill Elliott was promoted to A-Westerns, Herbert Yates saw some footage of Lane and decided that he would be the new Red Ryder. Following that series, he then went into the Rocky Lane series in 1947. He was usually a federal peace officer, rode Blackjack, and Eddy Waller became his sidekick, Nugget Clark. Nugget was usually a ally to help him fight the bad guys, but they never rode together. Often Rocky left town at the end on his own.


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