Trails of Peril


60m 1930

Brief Synopsis

The correct title of this film (on the film, the posters, the lobby cards and the press book) is "Trails of Danger" while "Trails of Peril" was a working title that appeared in a trade publication that was printed before the film was released as "Trails of Danger. " Consequently, some sources think, because "Trails of Peril" appears in a print source as the title, that "Trails of Peril" is the actual title because that title also appears in an often-unreliable catalog, put together by file clerks who copied it from the original trade source. It isn't. Whatever. Anyway, Bob Bartlett (Wally Wales) returns from WWI with little but medals, but is anxious to do something significant before facing his father, U. S. Marshal Bartlett (Joe Rickson. ) Bob saves Mary Martin (Virginia Brown Faire) and her father John Martin (Buck Connors) from an attack by two outlaws, and he later finds a beautiful horse (Starlight, the Wonder Horse) that belongs to a bandit, although he (Bob, not the horse) doesn't know it. The horse doesn't seem to know it either. First rattle out of the box, Bob, now riding Starlight,gets into trouble the next day when the stagecoach arrives, as the horse is identified as the one rode by the leader, Butch Coleman (Frank Ellis), of the bandits who held up the stage. Bob makes his escape, evades the posse led by Sheriff Johnson (Jack Perrin) and sets out to capture Coleman and his gang and win the heart of Mary. He does so, and as he claims the reward and Mary, he is discovered as the son of the Marshal paying the reward.

Film Details

Also Known As
Trails of danger
Release Date
Sep 30, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
National Players
Distribution Company
Big 4 Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,800ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

During a rescue of Mary Martin and her father, Bob Bartlett finds a good horse, which later causes him to be mistaken for Butch Coleson, a wanted outlaw. Wounded by a posse, Bob heads for Poker Flats hoping to capture Coleson for the reward; Butch gets the same idea about Bob; and the sheriff chases the gang to Martin's ranch, where Mary is held captive. The gang is rounded up, and Bob is exonerated.

Film Details

Also Known As
Trails of danger
Release Date
Sep 30, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
National Players
Distribution Company
Big 4 Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,800ft (6 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

This film is believed lost. Please check your attic.

Notes

The working title of this film was Trails of Danger.