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Dead Man's Trail (1952)

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59 min | Action, Mystery, Western

Texas Ranger Johnny Mack Brown (Johnny Mack Brown) is assigned to apprehend Walt Winslow (Dale Van Sickel), an escaped convict imprisoned for a $100,000 express robbery, from which the loot was never recovered. Brown finds him in fatally ...See moreTexas Ranger Johnny Mack Brown (Johnny Mack Brown) is assigned to apprehend Walt Winslow (Dale Van Sickel), an escaped convict imprisoned for a $100,000 express robbery, from which the loot was never recovered. Brown finds him in fatally wounded in a stagecoach holdup by members of his former gang. Before he dies, he whispers something about "a pick' to Brown. Walt's honest brother, Dan Winslow ('James Ellison')is working in a bank in a nearby town. Mrs. Amelia Winslow (Barbara Wooddell) arrives in town with a crude oil painting done by Walt. Kelvin (Terry Frost), a crooked deputy sheriff, frames Dan into giving the gang the combination to the safe, and the Sheriff (I. Stanford Jolley), is slain and Dan is jailed as a suspect. Then all involved realize that Walt was trying to say "a picture" as the clue to where the $1000,000 is buried. Written by Les Adams See less
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Lewis D. Collins (as Lewis Collins)
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Joseph F. Poland (story and screenplay) (as Joseph Poland)
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Updated Jul 20, 1952

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Jul 20, 1952 (United States)

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Johnny Mack Brown
Johnny Mack Brown Johnny Mack Brown   See fewer
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James Ellison
Dan Winslow (as Jimmie Ellison) Dan Winslow (as Jimmie Ellison)   See fewer
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Barbara Wooddell
Mrs. Amelia Winslow (as Barbara Allen) Mrs. Amelia Winslow (as Barbara Allen)   See fewer
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I. Stanford Jolley
Silvertown Sheriff Silvertown Sheriff   See fewer
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Terry Frost
Deputy Kelvin Deputy Kelvin   See fewer
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Lane Bradford
Brad Duncan Brad Duncan   See fewer
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Gregg Barton
Henchman Yeager Henchman Yeager   See fewer
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Richard Avonde
Henchman Stewart Henchman Stewart   See fewer
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Dale Van Sickel
Walt Winslow (as Dale Van Sickle) Walt Winslow (as Dale Van Sickle)   See fewer
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Bill Coontz
Stagecoach Driver (uncredited) Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Hart
Ranger Captain (uncredited) Ranger Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russ Whiteman
Lobo Sheriff (uncredited) Lobo Sheriff (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 8 votes