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Slaughter Trail

1951 1h 18m Western List
Reviews 22% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
During a stagecoach holdup, bandit Vaughn (Gig Young) passes a packet of jewels to cohort Lorabelle Larkin (Virginia Grey), who's masquerading as a passenger. While Lorabelle continues on the stage to a nearby fort under the command of Capt. Dempster (Brian Donlevy), Vaughn and his henchmen kill several Navajos in order to steal their horses. The bandits head to the fort to collect Lorabelle and the jewels -- but once there, the vengeful Navajos surround the place and demand Vaughn's surrender. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Routine western with an unconvincing redemption scene at the end. Rated: C Oct 30, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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John M Come on Tomato Heads! With singing and square dancing and Indian dancing and funny jokes, this movie deserves a much higher rating than is being given it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/06/20 Full Review ashley h Slaughter Trail is a decent film. It is about three outlaws that rob the stage and then flee. Brian Donlevy and Gig Young give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Irving Allen did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture but not one of my favorites. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This western pretty much has every cliche of the genre going on at some point, but Brian Donlevy is suitably cast as an army officer trying to do right. It's probably most notable for its singing narration that occurs throughout the feature that does make it feel different even if it is not the most endearing of storytelling techniques for a western film. There's enough of it to classify this as a musical if you wanted to. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member 131201: At first I didn't think I was going to make it through this film. I get that feeling often when it comes to musical westerns. Upon conclusion, had a pretty entertaining time. Even got into some of the songs. Not too bad, not too bad. Brian Donlevy's and Andy Devine were the highlights for me. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis During a stagecoach holdup, bandit Vaughn (Gig Young) passes a packet of jewels to cohort Lorabelle Larkin (Virginia Grey), who's masquerading as a passenger. While Lorabelle continues on the stage to a nearby fort under the command of Capt. Dempster (Brian Donlevy), Vaughn and his henchmen kill several Navajos in order to steal their horses. The bandits head to the fort to collect Lorabelle and the jewels -- but once there, the vengeful Navajos surround the place and demand Vaughn's surrender.
Director
Irving Allen
Producer
Irving Allen
Screenwriter
Sid Kuller
Production Co
RKO Pictures
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 18m