Clearing the Trail (1928)

50 mins | Western | 7 October 1928

Director:

B. Reeves Eason

Cinematographer:

Harry Neumann

Editor:

Gilmore Walker

Production Designer:

David Garber

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
14 Oct 1928
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Kinematograph Weekly
26 Juol 1928
pp. 46-47
Variety
26 Sep 1928
p. 58
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Jewel
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
Reaves Eason
Dir
WRITERS
John F. Natteford
Scen
John F. Natteford
Adpt
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
David S. Garber
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 October 1928
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 21 Sep 1928
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Universal Pictures Corp.
10 July 1928
LP25453
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
50
Length(in feet):
5,311
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Ex-sheriff Pete Watson comes to Lone Pine to help his brother, Steve, regain their deceased father's ranch, taken over by a murderous gang of horsethieves led by Dan Talbot, owner of a neighboring ranch. Pete gets a job with Talbot and gathers evidence against the gang by establishing a reputation as a bungler. With the assistance of Judge Price, Pete pins a number of crimes on the Talbot gang. Finally, Steve, having rounded up his own boys, engages in a fracas with Talbot and his men and defeats them. Talbot's niece, Ellen, realizes her uncle's perfidy and helps Pete and Steve defeat them; then she returns to Arizona with ...

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Ex-sheriff Pete Watson comes to Lone Pine to help his brother, Steve, regain their deceased father's ranch, taken over by a murderous gang of horsethieves led by Dan Talbot, owner of a neighboring ranch. Pete gets a job with Talbot and gathers evidence against the gang by establishing a reputation as a bungler. With the assistance of Judge Price, Pete pins a number of crimes on the Talbot gang. Finally, Steve, having rounded up his own boys, engages in a fracas with Talbot and his men and defeats them. Talbot's niece, Ellen, realizes her uncle's perfidy and helps Pete and Steve defeat them; then she returns to Arizona with Pete.

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

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