250 ft (19m 33s)
ACL Ten Best 1948
"It takes a good deal of ability to treat fishing cinematically. It takes still more ability to approach the subject with humor and yet avoid the ludicrous. O. L. Tapp has bypassed both pitfalls in his Rainbow Trail, a beautifully paced, short film that catches the fun of all fishing trips but still makes its point that the angler's life is not all sweetness and light. Mr. Tapp precedes the body of his film with several short shots and titles, all of which indicate a candid view of a fisherman's veracity. The succeeding footage illustrates his thesis, as he (thin, awkward) and a companion (stout, capable) undergo the rigors of stream fishing. That a reviewer can sum up the characteristics of the two men in two adjectives is an indication of the excellent casting and direction which distinguish Rainbow Trail." Movie Makers, Dec. 1948, 491.
Orland L. Tapp scrapbooks, 1946-1970 Archives West.
Rainbow Trail record at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Tapp reported that Rainbow Trail was screened at thirty-eight out of state movie clubs by June 1950 (Movie Makers, June 1950, 209).
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.