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Sundown Trail (1931)

Dorothy, and her big city lawyer boyfriend, return to the Lazy 'B' ranch to read her late father's will. For Dorothy to inherit everything, she must stay on the ranch for 5 years. If she ... See full summary »

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Robert F. Hill (as Robert Hill)

Writers:

Robert F. Hill (story) (as Robert Hill), Robert F. Hill (dialogue) (as Robert Hill)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Keene ... Buck Sawyer
Marion Shilling ... Dorothy 'Dottie' Beals
Nick Stuart ... Flash Prescott
Hooper Atchley ... Mr. Marston
Stanley Blystone ... Joe Currier
Alma Chester Alma Chester ... Ma Stoddard
William Welsh William Welsh ... Pa Stoddard
Murdock MacQuarrie ... Judge Lawler
Louise Beavers ... Auntie Jenny
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Storyline

Dorothy, and her big city lawyer boyfriend, return to the Lazy 'B' ranch to read her late father's will. For Dorothy to inherit everything, she must stay on the ranch for 5 years. If she does not, everything goes to Buck, who is the manager. She does not like Buck, so she makes a deal with the wrong people for cattle and then the outlaws go to the ranch to get the $10,000 from her. But Buck is on the job. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Trilha do Sol Nascente See more »

Filming Locations:

Lone Pine, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Pathé Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Old Chisholm Trail (Come a Ti Yi Yippee Yippee Yay)
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played on guitar by a ranch hand and sung by the ranch hands
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Leave the property and it's no longer yours
4 May 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Sundown Trail would probably have served as a plot to a Roy Rogers/Dale Evans type western years later. There is some singing here as the cowboys gather round the campfire and warble a few western ballads. Roy and Dale would have handled the vocalizing better.

As it is this film falls under the funny will provision where only in Hollywood does someone make out wills like these. Marion Shilling with her lawyer Hooper Atchley has come west to claim her inheritance. But the will has a few jokers in the deck such as 50% of the place goes to his foreman Tom Keene and 100% of it if within the next five years she leaves ranch property for more than 10 days straight. I've often wondered how enforceable these things are in real life.

In any event Shilling who is most unwilling eventually takes a liking to the westerner Keene as opposed to that eastern lawyer. Keene also saves her from making one big mistake about the herd that's on the range now.

This is a passably good B western, but it would have been great with Roy and Dale.


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