900 ft (22m 25s)
With music and narrative on wire.
ACL Ten Best 1950 - Honorable Mention
"In I Walked a Crooked Trail, O. L. Tapp has lured a good deal of motion and humor out of what must be one of the world's most static subjects — the Arches National Monument. Remembering that story interest is an important part of cinematics, Mr. Tapp has kept his very competent camera trained on continuous human action, letting his travelog unwind itself, very subtly, as a background. The film is limited by the essential triviality of its theme — the unfolding of a practical joke. But within its limits it does very well indeed." Movie Makers, Dec. 1950, 467-468.
Orland L. Tapp scrapbooks, 1946-1970 Archives West.
The film is titled I Walked a Crooked Path in its record at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. It is also referred to as I Walked a Crooked Mile in Movie Makers, Sept. 1952, 250.
Tapp credits two collaborators on the film – Al Londema and Bill Langton – in "The Reader Writes" (Movie Makers, Jan. 1951, 7).
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.