Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Cowboy hero Hoot Gibson made his talking-picture debut in the self-produced The Long Long Trail. The star is cast as The Ramblin' Kid, a rodeo rider whose chances of winning an important sweepstakes tournament are foiled by scurrilous Mike Wilson (played by the "original" James Mason). Slipping the Kid a Mickey, Wilson absconds with the sweepstakes money. The final scenes, filmed in the early widescreen Magnascope process, show the Kid pursuing and lassoing the fleeing villain. Walter Brennan, cast as Gibson's sidekick Skinny Rawlins, likewise made his talkie bow in this pleasing vehicle, while Sally Eilers, the future Mrs. Hoot Gibson, fulfilled the heroine duties.
bad-guy, cowboy, drugs, good-guy, prize, robbery, rodeo