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Trail of Robin Hood (1950)

Passed | | Musical, Western | 15 December 1950 (USA)
Retired actor Jack Holt is raising Christmas trees for sale at a cost which permits every family to have one. A commercial tree company tries to drive Holt out of business. Roy saves the day, of course.

Director:

William Witney

Writer:

Gerald Geraghty
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger The Smartest Horse in the West
Penny Edwards ... Toby Aldridge
Gordon Jones ... Splinters McGonigle
Jack Holt ... Jack Holt
Rex Allen ... Rex Allen The Arizona Cowboy
Allan Lane ... Rocky Lane (as Allan 'Rocky' Lane)
Monte Hale ... Monte Hale
William Farnum ... Bill Franum
Tom Tyler ... Tom Tyler
Ray Corrigan ... Crash Corrigan
Kermit Maynard ... Kermit Maynard
Tom Keene ... Tom Keene
George Chesebro ... George Chesebro
Foy Willing Foy Willing ... Foy
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J. C. Aldridge is out to corner the Christman tree market and has bought out all of his competitors except retired movie star Jack Holt. Unknown to Aldridge his foreman has his men sabotaging Holt's operation so he will be able to sell trees at at a high price and then flee with the money double-crossing his boss. When there is a murder Aldridge arrives to investigate and, unknown to his men, takes a job as a tree cutter. Meanwhile, Roy is fighting to help Holt get his trees to market. Written by Maurice VanAuken <vanauken@comcast.net>

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Riding Together! For the action thrill of all time...ROY ROGERS...and the screen's greatest western heroes! All in one roaring, excitement-packed adventure! See more »

Genres:

Musical | Western

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Trivia

This was Roy Rogers' last Western in Trucolor. See more »

Goofs

There's a 37 year gap between the ages of Gordon Jones and Carol Nugent who play brother and sister in this film. See more »

Soundtracks

Ev'ry Day Is Christmas Day In the West
(uncredited"
Written by Jack Elliott
Performed by Roy Rogers and The Riders of the Purple Sage
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A mixed bag--a lot to like and a lot to hate.
7 September 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Like so many Roy Rogers films, this one's title has absolutely nothing to do with the title. So, if you are looking for any sort of Robin Hood angle, you'll be disappointed.

As for the movie, it's a very mixed bag. Let's start with the bad. As Roy's career evolved, he began playing an idealized version of himself--and was even referred to as Roy Rogers in his films. And, in this persona, he was a swell guy--a guy who loved kids and was about as hard-edged as a bowling ball! More and more in his films he would either have children in key roles (in this one, it's 'Sis') or have childish sorts of plots. I assume that his fan base became increasingly younger as his career progressed. Unfortunately, sometimes this resulted in ridiculously saccharine plots--and the plot in this one is just cringe-worthy! Fortunately, however, there is a HUGE plus that fans of B-westerns will love. Near the end, when Roy and his friends are in a jam, out come a group of B-movie stars of the 20s, 30s and 40s--and it's nice to see the likes of Monte Hale, Kermet Maynard, Ray Corrigan and Rocky Lane (and more). For me, this makes up for the horrid plot....a bit.

The film begins with Roy stumbling into some...Christmas tree rustlers!! I kid you not...Christmas TREES!! It seems that his good friend Jack Holt (the real-life star of tons of westerns and other films--and the father of cowboy star Time Holt) has a Christmas tree farm and he's being robbed blind--thanks to the henchmen hired by a competitor. Roy understands that (gosh) unless he helps, lots of children will be disappointed this Christmas!! While not as bad as "Santa Claus Versus the Martians", this is an amazingly stupid plot--and has absolutely nothing to do with the old west. By 1950, Roy's films were becoming more and more detached from reality--playing up his children's hero role much more than any western character.

So the film has a super-dumb plot, an annoying kid BUT lots of nice cameos. Plus, if you are a fan of Holt (I love his older films if you can find them), it's one of the last films he made, as he would die about a year later. Worth seeing if you are a huge fan, otherwise it's pretty dumb.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trail of Robin Hood See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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