The Painted Trail (1938)

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Tom Gray is sent to bring in a gang smuggling goods across the border. Posing as the wanted outlaw the Pecos Kid, he joins Prescott's gang. But his true identity becomes known when the real... See full summary »



  • Tom Keene and LeRoy Mason in The Painted Trail (1938)
  • James Eagles, Wylie Grant, Tom Keene, and Glenn Strange in The Painted Trail (1938)
  • Tom Keene in The Painted Trail (1938)
  • Tom Keene in The Painted Trail (1938)
  • Tom Keene and LeRoy Mason in The Painted Trail (1938)
  • Tom Keene and LeRoy Mason in The Painted Trail (1938)

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Robert F. Hill


Robert Emmett Tansey (story and screenplay)

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25 July 2001 | Snow Leopard
OK 30's B-Western
An average B-Western, "The Painted Trail" has a stock plot and routine characters, but contains a reasonable amount of action, and the acting is not too bad. It stars Tom Keene as a US Marshall who tries to infiltrate a gang of smugglers and cattle rustlers, in an attempt to gather evidence about their activities. This idea wasn't even new in the 30's, and the story that follows is almost completely predictable after the first couple of scenes. Keene is likable enough (even if his acting is nothing special) to help make you want to see whether or not he can pull it off. There's not all that much here, but it's watchable for those who like Westerns of the era.


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16 February 1938



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