Jubilee Trail

  • 1954
  • 1 HR 43 MIN
  • NR
  • Western

This is one of Republic studios' biggest films. But even its terrific cast and enormous budget cannot conceal the overgrown B western lurking beneath. It takes place along a wagon train from New Orleans to California, and the myriad characters are restricted to a few intertwining stories. Leslie marries Russell, much to the chagrin of his older brother,...read more

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This is one of Republic studios' biggest films. But even its terrific cast and enormous budget cannot conceal the overgrown B western lurking beneath. It takes place along a wagon train from New Orleans to California, and the myriad characters are restricted to a few intertwining stories.

Leslie marries Russell, much to the chagrin of his older brother, Middleton. After settling in Los Angeles, Leslie has a baby, and when her husband is killed, Middleton tries to steal the baby but is finally killed by the drunken doctor, O'Brien. Tucker and Webb are Leslie's new suitors, and

Ralston is a dance-hall girl who shows naive Leslie a few things. In addition, Ralston gets a couple of songs, including "Clap Your Hands," "A Man is a Man," "Saying No," and the title song, done as a duet with Baer. Ralston was the wife of Republic's owner, Herbert J. Yates, and one can't help

but wonder if this had anything to do with the inflated budget. It's really not a bad film, just overdone and longer than necessary. The acting is satisfactory and the directorial/photographic team of Kane and Marta handle the epic-sized task with proficiency.

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