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The Old Wyoming Trail

The Old Wyoming Trail(1937)

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Bob Patterson and his sidekick, Sandy, take $5,000 to the Halliday ranch in Hidden Valley to purchase a herd of cattle. En route, Bob and Sandy capture a gang of men who attacked the stagecoach and take them to the sheriff. Jeff Halliday, whose daughter Elsie was on the stage, explains to Bob that previous potential cattle buyers all mysteriously disappeared, leaving him broke. Lafe Kinney and his associate, Ed Slade, who are behind Halliday's problems, plot to acquire the ranch because the land is due to be purchased for a new railroad line. The next morning, as Bob rounds up the cattle he purchased, Slade and his men demand that Halliday hand over the $5,000 that Bob paid him. Halliday refuses and is tortured. After Bob captures a gang of men attempting to rustle his cattle, Elsie arrives with news of her father's predicament. Bob returns to the ranch, where he learns that Halliday gave Slade the money. Then Hammond, a railroad representative, offers to purchase Halliday's property. Feigning defeat, Bob and Halliday offer to sell the ranch to Kinney. Then, when Kinney pays them off with the money Slade took from Halliday, Bob and Hammond summon the sheriff. The next night, during a dance, Slade and his men break into the jail, release Kinney and remove all evidence against them. Slade then abducts Elsie, and when Kinney objects, Slade kills him. A posse is formed and Slade demands that Bob meet him unarmed if Elsie is to be saved. Slade's gang is distracted by the ensuing fight and fail to notice the posse surrounding them. A shoot-out ensues and Bob kills Slade. While the victorious posse rides away, Elsie and Bob go off together.