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Director
  
Robert N. Bradbury

Screenplay
  
Robert Emmett Tansey

Duration
  

Language
  
English

4.8/10
IMDb

Genre
  
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Producer
  
Edward Finney

Country
  
United States

Hittin the Trail movie poster
Release date
  
3 April 1937

Writer
  
Robert Emmett Tansey (screenplay)

Cast
  
Tex Ritter
(Tex Randall),
Jerry Bergh
(Jean Reed),
Tommy Bupp
(Billy Reed),
Earl Dwire
(James Clark),
Charles King
(Henchman Slug),
'Snub' Pollard
(Bartender)

Similar movies
  
Related Robert N Bradbury movies

Tagline
  
THE HARD FIGHTIN', SMOOTH SINGIN' COWBOY STAR RIDES THE PRAIRIE PLAINS FOR THE BIG WILD HORSE ROUNDUP!...

Hittin the Trail is a 1937 American film directed by Robert N. Bradbury.

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his was one of the earlier uses of Robert Tansey's favorite plot (only the 3rd time he had trotted it out of the stable, but he got six more films out of it in later years) in which a group of outlaws (wrongly jailed this time) are let out to join up with the good guys against a worse bunch of outlaws. And, not unusual in the B-western genre, most of the production crew wore several hats; director Robert N. Bradbury and supervisor Lindsley Parsons wrote a song for Tommy Bupp, one of the actually good kid actors of the time who proved real quick-like that singing wasn't his strong suit, while Robert Emmett Tansey worked three jobs under three names... Robert Emmett on story and screenplay, Robert Tansey as the production manager and Al Lane as the assistant director. And, for a change, music director Frank Sanucci actually earned a composers' credit as he did write a song... Written by Les Adams

Cast

  • Tex Ritter as Tex Randall
  • Jerry Bergh as Jean Reed
  • Tommy Bupp as Billy Reed
  • Earl Dwire as James Clark
  • Charles King as Henchman
  • Snub Pollard as Bartender
  • Ed Cassidy as Sheriff Grey
  • Jack C. Smith as Dad Reed
  • Archie Ricks as Tombstone Kid
  • Hank Worden as Sidekick Hank
  • Ray Whitley as Musician
  • The Range Ramblers as Ray Whitleys Band
  • Earl Phelps as Musician, Ray Whitleys Range Ramblers
  • Norman Phelps as Musician, Ray Whitleys Range Ramblers
  • Willie Phelps as Musician, Ray Whitleys Range Ramblers
  • Ken Card as Banjo player, Ray Whitleys Range Ramblers
  • The Texas Tornadoes as 2nd Band Group
  • White Flash as Texs Horse
  • Soundtrack

  • Tex Ritter and Hank Worden - "Hittin the Trail" (Written by Harry Miller)
  • Tommy Bupp - "Im a Rippin Snortin Sheriff" (Written by Robert N. Bradbury and Lindsley Parsosn)
  • Tex Ritter - "Blood on the Saddle" (Written by Everett Cheatham)
  • Ray Whitley and His Range Ramblers - "Ridin the Old Prairie Trail" (Written by Ray Whitley)
  • Ray Whitley and His Range Ramblers - "Texas Washboard Rag" (Written by Ray Whitley)
  • Tex Ritter - "Headin For Town" (Written by Frank Sanucci)
  • Tex Ritter and the posse riders - "The Vagabond Song" aka "The Renegade Song" (Written by Glenn Strange)
  • Tex Ritter - "Im A Natural Born Cowboy" (Written by Rudy Sooter)
  • References

    Hittin the Trail Wikipedia
    Hittin the Trail IMDb Hittin the Trail themoviedb.org


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