The Lonely Trail

1936

The Lonely Trail

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The Lonely Trail, directed by Joseph Kane, stars John Wayne as veteran Union officer John Ashley. Ashley (Wayne), upon his return to his hometown in Texas, finds his presence unwanted by his former neighbors, who have all sided with the Confederacy. Law and order is being maintained by the smooth-talking Benedict Holden's (Cy Kendall) armed troopers. Though initially duped by the seedy northerner, Ashley realizes that Holden (Kendall) is merely a carpetbagger who, without the knowledge of the governor, is killing, stealing, and taxing the local ranchers out of their property under the pretense of state authority. In an attempt to thwart Holden's continuous betrayal of the Texas citizens, Ashley himself enlists in Holden's troops. The Lonely Trail also features actors Sam Flint, Bob Kortman, and actress Anne Rutherford. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

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Cast

John Wayne
as Capt. John Ashley
Ann Rutherford
as Virginia Terry
Cy Kendall
as Holden
Sam Flint
as Governor
Bob Burns
as Rancher
Rodney Hildebrand
as Capt. of Cavalry
Jack Kirk
as Trooper
Jack Ingram
as Trooper
Bud Pope
as Trooper
Tex Phelps
as Trooper
Tracy Layne
as Trooper
Clyde Kenny
as Trooper
Leon Lord
as Blaine
Horace B. Carpenter
as Wagon Loader
Oscar Gahan
as Townsman
Clifton Young
as Murdered Rancher's Son
Lafe [Lafayette] McKee
as Old-timer (uncredited)
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