Utah Wagon Train (1951)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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"Arizona Cowboy" Rex Allen and his faithful horse Koko head the cast of Republic's Utah Wagon Train. Allen plays a modern-day cowpoke who agrees to shepherd a group of Easterners along the same route used by a long-ago wagon train. The purpose is to hopefully locate a fortune in gold, left behind by the original pilgrims. There's something suspicious about the whole enterprise: for starters, Rex's uncle is killed just before he was to join the expedition. The plot gradually evolves into a murder mystery, complete with the Least Likely Suspect who turns out to be the killer. Penny Edwards co-stars as the pert heroine who instigates the reconstructed wagon train, while Buddy Ebsen once more proves to be a suitable sidekick for the personable Rex Allen.

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bishop, capture, crime-solving, criminal, deception, family-member, father, fortune [wealth], frontiersman, gangster, gold, guide, hidden, investigation, investigator, killing, murder, ranch, revenge, settler, trail [path], treasure, villain, wagon, wagon-train