The Navajo Trail


56m 1945

Brief Synopsis

U.S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie (Johnny Mack Brown) and Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton) are working undercover to capture a gang stealing horses from the Navajos, and to capture the killer of a Ranger. Nevada poses as an outlaw to get in with the gang and find the leader, while Sandy pretends to be a drunken old horse thief that has knowledge of where the Navajos have hidden their ponies.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Texas Terror
Release Date
Jan 5, 1945
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Great Western Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
56m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,035ft

Synopsis

Sandy Hopkins, an undercover agent for the U.S. Marshal's Office, is waiting at his ranch for a visit from his old friend Nevada McKenzie, a fellow undercover agent, when he is met by Sergeant Trevor of the Texas Rangers. Just as Trevor tells Sandy that he is tracking an escaping outlaw named Slim Ramsey, he is shot in the back by Ramsey, who then escapes on Sandy's horse. Nevada arrives at the ranch, and learning what has happened, tracks Ramsey to a nearby cabin, where the outlaw mistakes him for Rocky Saunders, another hunted man. Nevada continues the deception, and when he brags about his efficiency at selling stolen horses, Ramsey takes him to his boss, Farr, who makes Nevada part of the gang. After Tober, another outlaw, is shot by Farr for failing to meet his boss's expectations, Nevada takes him to the cabin of Sergeant Trevor's daughter Mary, where Paul, a Texas Ranger, waits to question him once he is nursed back to health. Meanwhile, Sandy arrives in town with a herd of horses, which he claims to have stolen from the Indians, and offers to sell them to Farr. The outlaw leader, however, learns of Sandy's true identity as a U.S. Marshal. Soon thereafter, another member of the gang discovers Tober at Mary's cabin, and after overhearing his confession to Paul, he summons the gang. Paul, in turn, rides off to find Nevada and Sandy. Farr and his men attack the cabin, but Mary and Tober are able to hold them off long enough for Nevada, Sandy, and Paul to arrive and capture the outlaws.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Texas Terror
Release Date
Jan 5, 1945
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Great Western Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
56m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,035ft

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Notes

The working title of this film was The Texas Terror. The film was also reviewed under the title Navajo Trails. According to Hollywood Reporter news items, Henry Carr, Sam Appel and Boone Hazlett were cast, but their appearance in the released film has not been determined. Modern sources include Edward Cassidy in the cast. For more information on the "Nevada McKenzie" series, consult the Series Index and for The Ghost Rider.