The arrival of the telegraph to the Great Plains took center stage once again in this superior silent Western starring Ken Maynard at the height of his career. He plays Pat O'Leary, the telegraph company's tough troubleshooter assigned to investigate a series of Indian raids on the work crews. As O'Leary quickly learns, a white renegade, Lynch (Frank Hagney), is inciting the Indians for his own gain. About to be attacked once again, O'Leary uses the telegraph to alert the nearby fort. The Indians are driven off the land for good, and Lynch and his men are arrested and brought to justice. Footage from The Glorious Trail popped up in numerous Warner Bros. B-Westerns of the 1930s, notably a John Wayne 1933 remake, The Telegraph Trail, in which Maynard is clearly visible in action scenes.
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