Diamond Trail

A reporter disguises himself as a crook to expose a diamond smuggling ring out West. With the bonus shorts "Ranch House Blues" (1930) and "The Last Dogie" (1933).
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DVD-R Details

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: April 12, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1933
  • Label: Alpha Video

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Reporter "Speed" Morgan is on the outs with his editor after failing to deliver a red-hot story. His luck changes when he runs into fugitive mobster "Flash" Barrett. Posing as a criminal, Speed helps Barrett escape to the tiny Western town of Flintlock. The gangster reveals his plan to raid the diamond mine of crippled prospector Bill Miller and his pretty sister, Lois. Seeing an opportunity for a story that could revive his career, Speed decides to continue his deception until the time is right to expose Barrett's scheme. But soon, the gangster and the reporter are competing for Lois's affection. When Barrett kidnaps the gorgeous girl and threatens to blow up the diamond mine, Speed will have to reveal his true identity!

Diamond Trail's leading man, Rex Bell, was one of the most popular Western stars of the 1930s. Most of his features started their action in the east and ended in the west, allowing for costume changes and threats outside the realm of your typical cattle rustlers. Bell wed famed "It Girl" Clara Bow in 1931, and they remained married until Rex passed away in 1962. His leading lady in this film, Frances Rich, had an extremely short career. After making only six films, she retired from acting to become a sculptor. Her work can be seen at places as diverse as Arlington National Cemetery, the Boston Public Library, and the University of California, Berkeley.


Ranch House Blues (BW, 1930): An unscrupulous businessman tries to swindle a kindly old rancher out of an oil well in this rare 1930 "Rodeo Comedies" short. Starring Don Douglas, Mildred Harris. Directed by Robert De Lacy.

The Last Dogie (BW, 1933): James Melton, later a tenor with the Metropolitan Opera, sings the praises of life on the range in this country music bonanza from Educational Films. Starring James Melton. Directed by William Watson.


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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 26,366
  • UPC: 089218778697
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