The Old Wyoming Trail


56m 1937

Brief Synopsis

When Bob Patterson arrives to buy cattle he gets caught up in Kenney's plan to take over Halliday's ranch. Kenney's gang led by Slade are keeping all cattle buyers away so Halliday will be unable to pay off his note. When Slade robs Halliday, Bob has a plan that will use the stolen bills to trap Kenney.

Film Details

Also Known As
Smoking Six Guns
Release Date
Nov 8, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
56m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Smoking Six Guns
Release Date
Nov 8, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
56m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

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Notes

The working title for this film was Smoking Six Guns. According to modern sources, the cast also included Joe Yrigoyen, Charles Brinley, Fred Burns, Blackie Whiteford, Art Dillard, Ray Jones, Jerome Ward, Ed Javregi, and Tex Cooper.