Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Trail of the Golden West stars one Jay Wilsey, who enjoyed a brief spurt of western-movie popularity as Buffalo Bill Jr. Most of the actor's talkie vehicles were fairly wretched, but this one has its moments. The hero is a trail scout, shepherding a wagon train through treacherous territory. A duplicitous half-breed foments an Indian raid, but Buffalo Bill Jr. manages to rally the other pioneers to victory. Most of the action highlights in Trail of the Golden West were lifted from earlier films, meaning that the production schedule for this 48-minute quickie probably didn't extend past four days. The leading lady in Trail of the Golden West is Wanda Hawley, a second-echelon starlet of the silent era who fell upon extremely hard times in the 1930s.