Allan Lane stars in this old-fashioned B-Western from Republic Pictures.
Free for you to view on YouTube: Trail of Kit Carson, a briskly paced small-budget western first released to theaters way back in 1945, directed by the awesomely prolific Lesley Selander.
Veteran movie and TV western star Allan Lane — who would later provide the voice for the title character in the sitcom Mr. Ed — plays Bill Harmon, a Texas cowboy who heads to California after getting good news from his partner: A rich vein of gold has been discovered in their jointly owned mine.
Upon his arrival, however, Harmon discovers that his partner is dead — after “accidentally” shooting himself — and their mine has been sold for a ridiculously low price to a local doctor (Roy Barcroft). Harmon suspects the worst of the doctor — and, not surprisingly, his suspicions prove well-founded.