Sneha Girap

Slaughter Trail

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
4.8/101 Votes Alchetron
1 Ratings
Rate This

Rate This

Director  Irving Allen
Country  United States
4.6/10 IMDb

Language  English
Slaughter Trail movie poster
Release date  October 11, 1951 (1951-10-11) (US)
Writer  Sid Kuller (screen play)

Terry gilkyson i wish i wuz from slaughter trail 1951

Slaughter Trail is a 1951 Cinecolor Western produced and directed by Irving Allen, filmed in Corriganville and released by RKO Pictures.


Slaughter Trail movie scenes Terry Gilkyson I Wish I Wuz from Slaughter Trail 1951

Three outlaws rob the stage and then flee. When their horses give out they murder some Indians to get fresh ones. But this puts the Indians on the war path and they have to take refuge in an Army fort to avoid them. The Indians then arrive offering peace if the three men are turned over to them. The fort's commanding Officer wants peace but the rules say the men must be tried in a white man's court leaving the Indians no choice but to attack.


A trio of masked bandits rob a stagecoach secretly assisted by one of the passengers. The fleeing bandits come across some unarmed Navajo who they shoot and steal their horses. One of the Navajo survives and informs the tribe who sets his tribe on the warpath against all whites. The commander of the US Cavalry fort who is friendly with the Navajo chief is caught in the middle.


The film was made in 1950 and was originally to have been released through Eagle-Lion but was picked up for release by RKO.

Originally the film was shot with Howard Da Silva in the lead. After he was accused of Communist leanings, RKO ordered DaSilvas scenes reshot with Brian Donlevy.

Like High Noon, Slaughter Trail has continuing ballads throughout the film that ask and answer questions as well as narrate the story. It may be debated whether the film was made "straight," or was satiric, due to the even then well known Western set pieces such as a stagecoach holdup, Indian attacks, and the army standing between hostile Indians and townspeople being commented on by songs that often break the fourth wall. The writer of the film Sid Kuller was a well known comedy writer and also wrote some of the films songs. One of the films songs I Wish I Was became a hit song of the year.

Main Cast

  • Brian Donlevy as Capt. Dempster
  • Gig Young as Ike Vaughn
  • Virginia Grey as Lorabelle Larkin
  • Andy Devine as Sgt. Macintosh
  • Robert Hutton as Lt. Morgan
  • Terry Gilkyson as Singalong
  • References

    Slaughter Trail Wikipedia
    Slaughter Trail IMDb Slaughter Trail

    Similar Topics
    Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1994 film)
    On War (film)
    Andrés Pastrana Arango