B-Westerns

Northwest Trail (1945)

Director: Derwin Abrahams
Actors: Bob Steele, Joan Woodbury, John Litel, Raymond Hatton, Madge Bellamy
Runtime: 61 min.

Joan Woodbury (Katherine Owens) steals the show in this light-hearted Western story of a Canadian Mountie (Bob Steele) who escorts an East Coast society girl on horseback to her uncle’s logging outpost. Once they finally arrive, the Canadian trooper runs into trouble with his superior officer.

Trivia: Filmed in the Southern California mountains near Idyllwild. Joan Woodbury was a b-movie regular who founded the Valley Player’s Guild in Palm Springs. Silent film star Madge Bellamy makes her final screen appearance here as the saloon keeper’s wife. Director Derwin Abrahams was a frequent director of TV shows, including many episodes of The Judge Roy Bean and The Cisco Kid