Release dateJuly 29, 1944 (1944-07-29) WriterJohn P. McCarthy (original story and screenplay), Victor Hammond (screenplay) GenresWestern, Action Film, Adventure Film, Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure CastHoot Gibson (Hoot Parkford), Bob Steele (Bob Stevens), Veda Ann Borg (Blanche / Mary Conway / Susanna), Ralph Lewis (Henchman Jed), Mauritz Hugo (Jim Slade), Charles Stevens (Henchman Denver) Similar moviesBlackhat, Shutter Island, High Noon, Fire with Fire, Cahill U.S. Marshal, Breakheart Pass
TaglineHoot's a "Dude"...Bob's a "Bandit"! Together they rid a town of desperadoes! It's full of those thrills you like to see!
Marked trails 1944 bob steele
Marked Trails is a 1944 American Western film directed by John P. McCarthy.
Bob Stevens (Bob Steele) is a young man living in the old west who wants to get out and see the world before he has to settle down and live responsibly. His uncle Harry (Steve Clark), a deputy marshal of the town of Tracy, wants Bob to take up that line of work, which Bob initially refuses. But then Harry recognizes wanted gang members Jack Slade (Mauritz Hugo) and Mary Conway, alias Blanche (Veda Ann Borg), and is murdered by them as he tries to order them out of town. Seeking justice, Bob then joins the U.S. Marshals after all, along with his friend, Parkford (Hoot Gibson). Arriving in Tracy, Bob poses as a trouble-making criminal in order to be recruited to join Slade's gang, which Hoot separately comes to town in the guise of a "dude," a more cultured speech-maker in the name of law and order. In the end, the criminals are discovered and defeated in a shootout.