As PRC Pictures slowly merged with Eagle-Lion, several 1947 PRC features were released in 1948 under the E-L label. One of these was Westward Trail, starring the studio's resident singing cowboy Eddie Dean. Working on the behalf of a U.S. marshal, Dean tries to prevent the villain (Bob Duncan) from taking over the ranch owned by the heroine (Phyllis Blanchard). Yes, PRC may have had a new name, but they hadn't yet forsaken those old plotlines. As ever, Roscoe Ates endeavors to raise a chuckle or two as Dean's sidekick.