Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Buck Jones' fourth Universal western, The Crimson Trail turned out to be one of his best-ever vehicles. The plot has something to do with two rival ranch owners who suspect each other of cattle rustling. Kitty (Polly Ann Young) daughter of one rancher, is in love with Billy Carter (Buck Jones), nephew of the other. For a while, it looks like Billy is the rustler, but this of course could never be. The thrill-packed ending pits our hero against the real villain, Luke Long (Ward Bond at his nastiest). The spectacular climactic shot of a burning ranchhouse would pop up in innumerable Universal westerns of the 1930s and 1940s.
bad-guy, cattle, cowboy, daughter, enemy, family-feud, good-guy, invasion, love, misunderstanding, nephew, owner, ranch, rustler, trail [path]