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The Desert Trail

The Desert Trail(1935)

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Rodeo star John Scott, and his sidekick, a gambler named Kansas Charlie, arrive in Rattlesnake Gulch to discover that the rodeo company will only pay them a fraction of the prize money due John. At gunpoint, they take the money owed them, but, after they leave, two outlaws, Pete and Jim, hold up the office and murder the clerk. While John visits the beautiful, but greedy Juanita, Kansas is arrested for the murder. He escapes and goes to Juanita's, where Pete holds up John and Kansas for their bank roll. John adopts the alias of John Jones and Kansas poses as the Rev. Harry Smith. John and Kansas trail Pete to Poker City where Jim lives with his sister, Anne. Jim wants to go straight, but Pete blackmails him into robbing the stagecoach. John and Kansas are accused of the robbery, but Jim helps them escape from jail. When Jim refuses to help Pete rob a bank, Pete shoots him. John and Kansas chase Pete on horseback, followed by Anne, who has witnessed Jim's deathbed confession. Pete is arrested, but when Kansas pretends to marry John and Anne, they opt for a legal ceremony.