SUNSET TRAIL-an excellent Old West Western starring William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy

1939 was an excellent year for the Hollywood Old West Western and this Movie with William Boyd starring as Hopalong Cassidy, one of my favorite Western Star Heroes, is no exception. SUNSET TRAIL, It’s the 1st Movie revealing a New Business called a DUDE RANCH where City Slickers can go and try their hand at doing some Ranching Chores like riding Horses and rounding up cows. I did all that and castrated calves and roped and BRANDED Calves and pulled Calves and hauled over 100,000 bales of hay. Yes, I worked on Ranches and farms, but mostly Ranches and hauled hay after work while working at the Texas PRISON-the Deadly Ellis Unit.

But not no more for me. Still, if you want to experience part of the Old West, visiting a DUDE RANCH would be a cool thing to be able to add to your Bucket List, but do it when you are young or physically capable.

Sunset Trail is a 1939 American Western film directed by Lesley Selander, written by Norman Houston, and starring William BoydGeorge “Gabby” HayesRussell Hayden, Charlotte Wynters, Jan ClaytonRobert Fiske and Kenneth Harlan. It was released on February 24, 1939, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

Sunset Trail
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLesley Selander
Produced byHarry Sherman
Screenplay byNorman Houston
StarringWilliam Boyd
George “Gabby” Hayes
Russell Hayden
Charlotte Wynters
Jan Clayton
Robert Fiske
Kenneth Harlan
Music byGerard Carbonara
CinematographyRussell Harlan
Edited byRobert B. Warwick Jr.
Harry Sherman Productions
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release dateFebruary 24, 1939
Running time69 minutes
CountryUnited States

Widow Ann Marsh (Charlotte Wynters), and her daughter Dorrie (Jan Clayton) return to Silver City and open a dude ranch after husband is killed and his $30,000 is missing.