Synopsis by Hal Erickson
With his performance in the offbeat sagebrusher The Laramie Trail, Bob Livingston makes his final appearance in a Republic western. When first we meet Livingston, he appears to be an ingenuous dude, unwise to the harsh ways of the West. He proves to have more grit than expected when he rescues innocent cowboy John James from a murder rap. The film's overall brooding atmosphere seems more attuned to a Raymond Chandler detective story than a B western. Even Livingston's sidekick Smiley Burnette curbs his comic impulses. Laramie Trail was adapted from Jackson Gregory's story Mystery at Spanish Hacienda.
bad-guy, cowboy, false-accusation, frame-up, good-guy, justice, killing, murder, outlaw [Western]