Trailin' West (1936)

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Sent by President Lincoln to prevent an outlaw band from hampering the war effort, secret agent Red Colton is ambushed and his identity papers stolen, setting him up to be accused by the ... See full summary »


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  • Dick Foran and Paula Stone in Trailin' West (1936)
  • Dick Foran and Paula Stone in Trailin' West (1936)
  • Dick Foran and Paula Stone in Trailin' West (1936)
  • Trailin' West (1936)
  • Dick Foran, Monte Montague, and Henry Otho in Trailin' West (1936)
  • Dick Foran, Addison Richards, and Paula Stone in Trailin' West (1936)

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Director:

Noel M. Smith

Writer:

Anthony Coldeway (original and screen play)

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14 April 2016 | bkoganbing
5
| One inept spy, one great cowboy hero
Trailin' West casts Dick Foran as a Union officer in the west on detached duty as a spy to ferret out a nest of Confederate sympathizers. It's a tried and true plot premise used by Warner Brothers on a bigger scale. Foran gets his mission from no less than Abraham Lincoln played by Robert Barrat and Lincoln's spymaster Allan Pinkerton.

Foran has no better luck than previous agents from Pinkerton's own ranks who get caught and sometimes killed. He loses his credentials and has to rely on his own wits to complete his mission. That and an extraordinary amount of luck which cowboy heroes seem to be able to draw on like a six shooter if needed.

But this is a western made for the Saturday matinée kid crowd and Foran was Warner Brothers B picture western star when he wasn't in A films like The Petrified Forest or The Sisters. And Dick Foran was a good singer who even got to Broadway in a revival of A Connecticut Yankee later on. This film and his other westerns are to exhibit him as a singing cowboy.

Not a great spy, but he's got some nice notes.

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Release Date:

5 September 1936

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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