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Partners of the Trail (1944)

Approved | | Western | 28 March 1944 (USA)
Kate Hilton, returning to her ranch in Springfield via stagecoach after learning of the murder of her father, meets U.S. Marshal Nevada Jack McKenzie. The stage is held up and robbed of the... See full summary »


Lambert Hillyer


Frank H. Young (original story and screenplay)

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Complete credited cast:
Johnny Mack Brown ... U.S. Marshal Nevada Jack McKenzie
Raymond Hatton ... U.S. Marshal Sandy Hopkins
Craig Woods Craig Woods ... Joel Dixon
Christine McIntyre ... Kate Hilton
Marshall Reed ... Clint Baker - Henchman
Joseph Eggenton Joseph Eggenton ... J.D. Edwards (as Joe Eggenton)
Jack Ingram ... Deputy Trigger
Hal Price ... Sheriff Dobbey (as Harry F. Price)
Lynton Brent ... Lem - Henchman
Lloyd Ingraham ... Doc Applegate
Ben Corbett ... Duke - Henchman
Ted Mapes ... Slinkky - Henchman
Steve Clark ... Colby - Rancher


Kate Hilton, returning to her ranch in Springfield via stagecoach after learning of the murder of her father, meets U.S. Marshal Nevada Jack McKenzie. The stage is held up and robbed of the rancher's money, but Nevada manages to bring it in after the driver has been killed. Sandy Hopkins, also a U.S. Marshal, is posing as a cook at the only café in town. Joel Edwards now running the Wells Fargo office after Hilton was killed, and Kate are in love. J. D. Edwards, president of the land-and-cattle company, and step-father to Joel, controls all the interest in Springfield. A number of citizens have been killed for no apparent reason, and Doctor Applegate has sent for Nevada and Sandy to solve the mystery killings. Applegate is killed after he returns from a prospecting trip, but not before he has deposited some of the gold he found in the Wells Fargo safe. J.D. Edwards, in reality the gang leader, means to acquire the property containing the gold that Hilton, originally, and Applegate ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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IT'S A ROUGH, TOUGH WAR ON OUTLAWS! (original print ad-all caps) See more »




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Release Date:

28 March 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kampen om Guldminen See more »

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Cincinnati Wednesday 21 December 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11). See more »

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A big old vein of gold
13 September 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Several murders occur in his community and the town doctor Lloyd Ingraham sends for the US Marshals. Both Johnny Mack Brown and Raymond Hatton arrive separate, Hatton earlier when he purchases a chop suey joint owned by a Chinese immigrant who was one of the victims.

It seems as though a big old vein of gold runs through several properties and the villain and he's pretty easy to spot even before he reveals himself wants those properties. By the amount of ranchers concerned Fort Knox ought to close up shop and the Treasury should just open up there.

Both marshals are incognito and are better able to operate that way, especially after Ingraham is murdered. Of course the bad guys are rounded up.

Special recognition should go to Hal Price who graduated from the Keystone Academy of rural law enforcement. Price is the thick as a brick town sheriff who needs all the help he can get from Brown and Hatton as he was born clueless and has kept it pure all his life.

Partners Of The Trail is one of the series of films Johnny Mack Brown made for Monogram at this time as US Marshals Nevada John McKenzie and his sidekick Marshal Sandy Hopkins. This one still holds up well for western fans.

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