Republic Pictures produced "The Trails of El Fornio," based on the
short story. John Ford directed the film, with Robert Mitchum and Ava Gardner starring.
Victorio Gassman and Katy Jurado played Abraham Librado and his wife Maria. Vera Ralston,
William Powell and Arhtur Hughes were other notables in the film. Rocky Lane, Rex Allen,
and Johnny Sheffield brought up the rear. The cinematographer was Ernie Palmer.
The music is by Dimitri Tompkin. They burned down city hall to build a casino.
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