Marked Trails


Jack Slade (Mauritz Hugo) and Mary Conway,alias Blanche (Veda Ann Borg), being recognized as known and wanted crooks by deputy marshal Harry Stevens (Steve Clark) and, when he orders them out of town, Slade kills him. His son, Bob Stevens (Bob Steele) and friend Parkford (Hoot Gibson) become U.S. Marshals and proceed to rid the town of the cut-throat gang that has been terrorizing the citizens.

Marked Trails is a 1944 American Western (genre) film directed by John P. McCarthy.

Plot summary

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 uses. 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.


  • Hoot Gibson as Hoot Parkford
  • Bob Steele (actor) as Bob Stevens
  • Veda Ann Borg as Blanche / Mary Conway
  • Ralph Lewis (The Flying Serpent actor) as Henchman Jed
  • Mauritz Hugo as Jim Slade
  • Charles Stevens (actor) as Henchman Denver
  • Bud Osborne as Sheriff Jim
  • Lynton Brent as Henchman Tex
  • George Morrell (actor) as Whippletree, Livery man
  • Allen D. Sewall as Hank Bradley

Category:1944 films
Category:American films
Category:1940s Western (genre) films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Monogram Pictures films
Category:American Western (genre) films

William Strohbach

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