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Riding the Sunset Trail (1941)

Jay Lynch, the half-brother of rancher Jim Dawson, schemes with Dawson's crooked lawyer, Jasper Raines, to take over Dawson's ranch. Lynch has his henchmen, "Bronco" West and "Drifter" ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Emmett Tansey (as Robert Tansey)

Writers:

Robert Emmett Tansey (story) (as Robert Emmett), Frances Kavanaugh (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Keene ... Tom Sterling
Betty Miles ... Betty Dawson
Frank Yaconelli Frank Yaconelli ... Lopez Mendoza
Sugar Dawn ... Sugar Dawson
Slim Andrews ... Lawyer Jasper Raines
Kenne Duncan ... Jay Lynch (as Ken Duncan)
Fred Hoose ... Judge Little
Gene Alsace ... Pecos Dean
Tom Seidel ... Henchman Bronco West
Earl Douglas ... Henchman Drifter Smith (as Earle Douglas)
Tom London ... Sheriff Hays
James Sheridan ... Henchman Rip Carson
Jimmy Aubrey ... Jim Dawson
Rusty the Horse Rusty the Horse ... Tom's Horse (as Rusty the Wonder Horse)
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Jay Lynch, the half-brother of rancher Jim Dawson, schemes with Dawson's crooked lawyer, Jasper Raines, to take over Dawson's ranch. Lynch has his henchmen, "Bronco" West and "Drifter" Smith kill Dawson, but Dawson is only wounded and found and hidden away by cattle-association detectives Tom Sterling and his sidekick, Lopez Mendoza. Lynch then shows up at the Dawson ranch with a forged will, leaving him the ranch, with intent to evict Dawson's daughters, Betty and Sugar, but Sterling and Mendoza intervene. Lynch then hires gunman "Pecos" Dean to ambush and kill Sterling but Dean turns out to be a crook that has reformed. Sterling, aided by Judge Little and Sheriff Hays and the return of the supposedly-dead man, puts an end to Lynch's plan. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A THRILLING NEW ADVENTURE (original poster - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Chicago Wednesday 9 February 1949 on WBKB (Channel 4), and in Philadelphia Friday 11 November 1949 on Frontier Playhouse on WPTZ (Channel 3). See more »

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Remade as Tumbleweed Trail (1946) See more »

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A forged will
26 April 2020 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Range detectives Tom Keene and Frank Yaconelli are sent to investigate some rustling when they find rancher jimmy Aubrey shot on the trail. Villains did not stick around to see if they finished the job.

All to the good for the good guys. With Aubrey declared legally dead half brother to Aubrey, Kenne Duncan produces a forged will giving Aubrey's ranch to him and dispossessing Aubrey's daughters Betty Miles and Sugar Dawn.

What's a cowboy hero to dobut fight for the wronged ladies. And that it happened to be his job so much the better.

Frank Yaconelli who could also play an occasional villain was funny comic relief with his traps he can't stay out of.

Nicely paced western from Monogram.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1941 (USA) See more »

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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