Trailing Trouble (1930)

Comedy-drama, Western | 23 March 1930

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HISTORY

Working titles included Hand ‘Em Over and Fool’s Luck. The film was referred to as Hand ‘Em Over in a 22 June 1929 Motion Picture News item, which listed it as one of several upcoming Hoot Gibson productions at Universal Pictures Corp. The picture was also named under that title in a 30 October 1929 Variety guide of current productions. On 20 November 1929, Film Daily announced that the picture, now called Fool’s Luck, had begun shooting that week at Universal’s studio in Universal City, CA. By 15 February 1930, the title had reverted to Hand ‘Em Over, according to that day’s Harrison’s Reports, which cited a release date of 23 March 1930. Weeks later, on 1 March 1930, Motion Picture News reported a final title change to Trailing Trouble (a.k.a. Trailin’ Trouble). Some contemporary items still referred to the film as Hand ‘Em Over upon release, including a review in the May 1930 Talking Screen and an advertisement for an opening in Paducah, KY, in the 10 May 1930 Paducah Sun-Democrat. ...

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Working titles included Hand ‘Em Over and Fool’s Luck. The film was referred to as Hand ‘Em Over in a 22 June 1929 Motion Picture News item, which listed it as one of several upcoming Hoot Gibson productions at Universal Pictures Corp. The picture was also named under that title in a 30 October 1929 Variety guide of current productions. On 20 November 1929, Film Daily announced that the picture, now called Fool’s Luck, had begun shooting that week at Universal’s studio in Universal City, CA. By 15 February 1930, the title had reverted to Hand ‘Em Over, according to that day’s Harrison’s Reports, which cited a release date of 23 March 1930. Weeks later, on 1 March 1930, Motion Picture News reported a final title change to Trailing Trouble (a.k.a. Trailin’ Trouble). Some contemporary items still referred to the film as Hand ‘Em Over upon release, including a review in the May 1930 Talking Screen and an advertisement for an opening in Paducah, KY, in the 10 May 1930 Paducah Sun-Democrat.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald-World
7 Dec 1929
p. 41
Exhibitors Herald-World
14 Dec 1929
p. 36
Exhibitors Herald-World
21 Dec 1929
p. 49
Film Daily
20 Nov 1929
p. 5
Film Daily
30 Mar 1930
p. 11
Harrison's Reports
15 Feb 1930
p. 28
Motion Picture
Feb 1930
p. 10
Motion Picture News
22 Jun 1929
p. 2198
Motion Picture News
19 Oct 1929
p. 67
Motion Picture News
1 Mar 1930
p. 30
Motion Picture News
29 Mar 1930
p. 54
Paducah Sun-Democrat [Paducah, KY]
10 May 1930
p. 8
Talking Screen
May 1930
p. 60
Variety
30 Oct 1929
p. 8
Variety
27 Nov 1929
p. 28
Variety
2 Apr 1930
p. 39
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Rec eng
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Fool's Luck
Hand 'Em Over
Trailin' Trouble
Release Date:
23 March 1930
Production Date:
began mid Nov 1929
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Universal Pictures Corp.
14 March 1930
LP1150
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,336 ft.
Length(in feet):
5,198
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Ed King is in love with Molly, daughter of the rancher for whom he works. When he takes a shipment of horses to Kansas City, Buck Moran, his rival, plots to have Ed robbed of the sale money and thereby discredit him in the eyes of Molly and her father. Ed saves Ming Toy, a Chinese girl, from some ruffians; but in bidding him an affectionate farewell, she robs him of his money. Ed misses the train and steals a ride in an airplane. Molly's father accuses him of theft, but Ming Toy returns the money and denounces Buck as the conspirator. Ed captures the villain and turns him over to the authorities, then is reunited with ...

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Ed King is in love with Molly, daughter of the rancher for whom he works. When he takes a shipment of horses to Kansas City, Buck Moran, his rival, plots to have Ed robbed of the sale money and thereby discredit him in the eyes of Molly and her father. Ed saves Ming Toy, a Chinese girl, from some ruffians; but in bidding him an affectionate farewell, she robs him of his money. Ed misses the train and steals a ride in an airplane. Molly's father accuses him of theft, but Ming Toy returns the money and denounces Buck as the conspirator. Ed captures the villain and turns him over to the authorities, then is reunited with Molly.

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Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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