The Cariboo Trail (1950)

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    • The Cariboo Trail (1950)




      Plot Summary
      Jim Redfern dreams of owning his own cattle ranch and along with his partners Mike Evans and Ling heads off on the Cariboo Trail into the interior of British Columbia. There's a gold rush on and along the way they're joined by old-timer Grizzly Winters, a prospector who hasn't had much luck of late. They soon come up against Frank Walsh whose men stampede their cattle. Evans is severely injured forcing Redfern to amputate his left arm. Evans hates him for that and will have nothing to do with him or his dream of the cattle ranch. Walsh owns the local town making it difficult for Redfern to get re-established. Things begin to go his way when he finds gold.
      Written by garykmcd

      Randolph Scott ... Jim Redfern
      George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Grizzly
      Bill Williams ... Mike Evans
      Karin Booth ... Francie
      Victor Jory ... Frank Walsh
      Douglas Kennedy ... Murphy
      Jim Davis ... Miller
      Dale Robertson ... Will Gray
      Mary Stuart ... Jane Winters
      James Griffith ... Higgins
      Lee Tung Foo ... Ling
      Charles Anthony Hughes ... Dr. Rhodes (as Tony Hughes)
      Mary Kent ... Mrs. Winters
      Ray Hyke ... Jones
      Jerome Root ... Jenkins (as Jerry Root)
      Cliff Clark ... Assayer
      Tom Monroe ... Bartender
      Fred Libby ... Chief White Buffalo
      Kansas Moehring ... Stage Driver (as 'Kansas' Moehring)
      Dorothy Adams ... Nurse
      Michael Barrett ... Hotel Clerk
      and many more...

      Edwin L. Marin ... (as Edwin L.Marin)

      Writing Credits
      Frank Gruber ... (screenplay)
      John Rhodes Sturdy ... (story)

      Nat Holt ... producer
      Harry Howard ... associate producer

      Paul Sawtell

      Fred Jackman Jr. ... director of photography

      Final feature film appearance of George 'Gabby' Hayes.

      Re-release prints were struck in black-and-white, not in the original Cinecolor.

      Audio/visual unsynchronised
      During the gunfight in town late in the movie, the first of Victor Jory's men who gets shot starts
      falling before there is an audible gunshot. The other men are all shot after audible gunshots.

      During the cattle stampede by Walsh's henchmen against Redfern's encampment, the men in camp are asleep because it's night time, but when the stampede is over it's daylight.

      Crew or equipment visible
      Randolph Scott leaves Carson Creek with the citizens chasing him. He rides down a hill, falls, remounts, and while riding across a creek, on a bluff above the creek, someone in a light colored shirt is visible running from left to right. The posse is behind Scott riding back to town, and of the people he soon meets raising the cattle, none of them are wearing a light colored shirt.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Gunnison, Colorado, USA
      Lake City, Colorado, USA
      Corriganville, Ray Corrigan Ranch, Simi Valley, California, USA
      Bronson Canyon, Griffith Park - 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Motion Picture Center Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA (studio)
      British Columbia, Canada
      Republic Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

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      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • The Cariboo Trail is a 1950 film directed by
      Edwin L. Marin. It stars Randolph Scott and George 'Gabby' Hayes in his final film role.


      User Review

      entertaining, colorful but not "adult" Scott western
      19 July 2012 | by alexandre michel liberman (tmwest) (S. Paulo, Brazil)
      This film has many faults, and if Randolph Scott made many westerns that could be called "adult" this is certainly not one of them. You can't take it seriously but I enjoyed it. One must remember that this film was made in 1950, and color here is of great importance,considering most westerns of the forties and before were made in black and white. Randolph Scott had the ideal physique for a western hero, and his presence together with a nice scenery and a lot of action, the usual fistfight, and shootouts, cattle stampede, Indian attacks would please most of the spectators of the fifties and it sure pleases me, perhaps a nostalgic feeling. Gabby Hayes is always a welcome presence, great sidekick. Bill Williams has a good performance as Mike Evans, who loses his arm and blames it on Scott, Karen Booth as the saloon owner who falls for Scott, and a small part of a very young Dale Robertson as Will Gray.
      If you are a nostalgic for old westerns like me you will enjoy it.
      Best Wishes
      London- England