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Trail of Kit Carson (1945)

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57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Bill Harmon receives a letter from his partner, Dave MacRoy informing him of a rich gold strike in their California mine. Arriving there, Bill learns from elderly miner John Benton that Dave is dead and that he sold the mine at a strangely...See moreBill Harmon receives a letter from his partner, Dave MacRoy informing him of a rich gold strike in their California mine. Arriving there, Bill learns from elderly miner John Benton that Dave is dead and that he sold the mine at a strangely low price the night before his supposed accidental death. Good-natured and respected physician Doc Ryan shows Bill a check made out to and endorsed by Dave as full payment for the mine. But Doc becomes alarmed at Bill's suspicions and orders his henchmen to get rid of him. Red Synder picks a fight with Bill by insulting Benton's daughter Joan. In the gunfight that follows, Red is killed and through a trick, it is blamed as murder by Bill. He is jailed but escapes and interrupts a meeting between Doc and another secret member of his gang, Trigger Chandler, the town gunsmith. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Jack Natteford (screenplay) (original story) | Albert DeMond (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Bud Thackery (photographed by)
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Updated Jul 11, 1945

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Jul 11, 1945 (United States)

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24 cast members
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Allan Lane
Bill Harmon Bill Harmon   See fewer
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Helen Talbot
Joan Benton Joan Benton   See fewer
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Tom London
John Benton John Benton   See fewer
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Twinkle Watts
Peggy Bailey Peggy Bailey   See fewer
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Roy Barcroft
Doc Ryan Doc Ryan   See fewer
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Kenne Duncan
Trigger Chandler Trigger Chandler   See fewer
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Jack Kirk
Sheriff Bailey Sheriff Bailey   See fewer
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Bud Geary
Henchman Red Snyder Henchman Red Snyder   See fewer
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Tom Dugan
Bartender Bart Hammond Bartender Bart Hammond   See fewer
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George Chesebro
Poker Player Poker Player   See fewer
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Robert J. Wilke
Dave MacRoy (as Bob Wilke) Dave MacRoy (as Bob Wilke)   See fewer
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Freddie Chapman
Friend of Peggy Friend of Peggy   See fewer
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Dickie Dillon
Freind of Peggy Freind of Peggy   See fewer
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Ralph Bucko
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Carpenter
Posse Rider (uncredited) Posse Rider (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Coats
Posse Rider (uncredited) Posse Rider (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Ellis
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Geraldine Farnum
Saloon Girl (uncredited) Saloon Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Augie Gomez
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herman Hack
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carol Henry
Posse Rider (uncredited) Posse Rider (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Terrell
Anderson (uncredited) Anderson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Wills
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6.7 / 10 | 27 votes