When wandering cowboy Bob Crandall (Rex Lease) hits a mining town in search of a friend, he is met with blank faces and some shady goings-on. His search soon leads him to a gang of greedy claim-jumpers operating in the rich silver-mining territory. Crandall wins back his friendís claim but loses his heart to Molly Welburn (Mary Russell) , an attractive outlaw seeking to avenge her fatherís murder..
Running Time: 58 Minutes
MPAA Ratings: Approved
"Rex Lease is at his romantic best in this investigative western in which a cowboy responds to a miner friendís urgent call only to find that that he has vanished without trace. The plot unfolds steadily as new characters join the fray. Mary Russell plays the uncommon role of a female bandit pretty well, while doubling wonderfully as a law-abiding citizen. However, what really takes one by surprise is the revelation of the true identity of Loony, a local tramp whom nobody takes seriously.
Tom London has done a marvelous job and his portrayal of a dimwit is very realistic. Rin Tin Tin the famous canine hero of early westerns provides some fascinating moments with his clever antics. This could well have been another run-of-the-mill western had it not been for a thrilling plot, insightful direction and superb performances by the entire cast. Experience this outstanding western thriller from A2ZCDS, which has you guessing about the outcome till the end."
"Iím a sucker for the Ďcowboy with a causeí theme, and this one (The Silver Trail) had me hogtied from the very outset. Rex Leaseís portrayal of Bob Crandall could have come straight out of a Oliver Strange novel about ĎSuddení. Iím going to watch this timeless classic again when my spirits need a major pick-me-up, now that I have it on DVD"
Clive J. Farrell (Manhattan, NYC)
"Mary Russell absolutely bewitches, and Rex Lease wears his character of a conscientious trail-rider like a comfortable pair of cowboy boots. Itís good to see the ease and purpose with which ĎThe Silver Trailí canters along, and the story from this old feature film is one you can tell your kids on rained-out nights. Gimme more, pardner."
Dustin McAuliff (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)
CAST & CREW:
Bernard B. Ray
James Oliver Curwood
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