Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Tim Holt's first western release for 1952 was Trail Guide. Tim (Holt) and his perennial saddle pal Chito Rafferty (Richard Martin) are hired to shepherd a wagon train to Arizona. Our Heroes end up protecting the travellers from a vicious ban of land-usurpers. Halfway through the proceedings, Tim and Chito are framed for murder and slated for a "necktie party," but things turn out in their favor. Trail Guide introduced a new leading lady to the RKO fold, Linda Douglas. Though the Tim Holt series had once been a cash cow for RKO, Trail Guide ended up $50,000 in the red, indication enough that the era of the "B"-western was drawing to a close.
accusation, bad-guy, cowboy, escape, good-guy, immigrant, killing, love, range-war, romance, sidekick