Ride a Crooked Trail

Synopsis: After robbing a bank Murphy assumes the identity of his pursuer, a famous US Marshal, when he stumbles into a town and is confronted by the local judge, Matthau. Murphy is forced to remain as the new Marshal; an old flame, Scala, nearly unmasks him by accident, only to be forced to assume the ruse of being Murphy's wife. The "couple" given a house and respectability, which neither has had before. They maintain the charade to avoid hurting a young orphan boy, Matthau's ward. Scala is torn by her loyalty to boyfriend planning to rob the bank and growing feelings for Murphy.
Genre: Romance, Western
Director(s): Jesse Hibbs
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 nomination.
88 min

I do not know if I agree, merit.

You'll agree, because it's the law.

The law?

What I say is law in the river.

Pay $ 2,000 to Dan!

And no one leaves.

They knew delegate Noonan!

It uses the badge...

of Bill McClintock,

who died using it!

Old Bill received it from Jeff Taylor,

who handled the law at Pecos.

I will see this insignia very much.

Watch the gun behind her.

The delegate will keep everything

peaceful and quiet here in the city...

Until I can hit the hammer!

I'm afraid I can not

agree to that, Judge.

Agree, it's the law!

I'll close the session...

and the drinks are on the

Railroad until midnight.

I'll give you $ 10 a day,

cartridges and a new hat. Fair.

More than fair, Judge. But there is a

good reason why I can not accept it.

I do not want to hear it.

But I want you to listen.

There's a town in Kansas

called Abilene...

The Railroad will never get there.

It will not do any good!

We want to bring the

cattle trail to dogs.

You'll like this city. I'll even give

you a house without paying rent.

"Yes, but I must-"

Son, talk too much!

It's time to drink hard.

Take it off. Bring my shirt on.

Where is your insignia?

Come on, take it off.

People will be proud

to see this insignia.

And I think you'll be proud to display it.

Two good men and both dead.

Why is not your name here?

I'm not dead.

I'll tell you, Judge...

I'm worried about

our new delegate.

Did not I like to dance

with these beautiful girls?

You know I liked it! This is not it.

Noonan looks too young

for a delegate.

They are all young people in the Territory.

They have no time to grow old.

You did it!

Because they do not

do elegant gun shows.

I do not give a damn about

who likes to shoot.

Judge Kyle!

Madigan's in town! Bbw and evil.

I see. I told him to

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Borden Chase

Borden Chase (January 11, 1900 – March 8, 1971) was an American writer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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