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Ride, Ranger, Ride (1936)

Passed | | Western | 30 September 1936 (USA)
Gene is a Texas Ranger working under cover to protect an Army wagon train full of ammunition and supplies. The Army doesn't believe him at first, until the Commanches arrive.


Joseph Kane


Dorrell McGowan (screenplay), Stuart E. McGowan (screenplay) (as Stuart McGowan) | 2 more credits »

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Complete credited cast:
Gene Autry ... Texas Ranger Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette ... Frog Millhouse
Kay Hughes ... Dixie Summeral
Monte Blue ... Duval, aka Chief Tavibo
George J. Lewis ... Lieutenant Bob Cameron (as George Lewis)
Max Terhune ... Rufe Jones
Robert Homans ... Colonel Summeral (as Robert E. Homans)
Lloyd Whitlock Lloyd Whitlock ... Major Crosby
Chief Thundercloud ... Little Wolf
The Tennessee Ramblers The Tennessee Ramblers ... Ranger Musicians


Gene is a Texas Ranger working under cover to protect an Army wagon train full of ammunition and supplies. The Army doesn't believe him at first, until the Commanches arrive. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Rip-Roarin'...Hard-Ridin'...Texas Rangers...singin'...fightin'...galloping to glory in the greatest saga of their famous history!




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Release Date:

30 September 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ride, Ranger, Ride See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs


(edited) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Film debut of Max Terhune. See more »


[first lines]
Texas Ranger Gene Autry: Well, boys, here's where Rufe and I leave you.
Frog Millhouse: Aren't you goin' to San Antone with us?
Texas Ranger Gene Autry: Nope. We're ridin' to Fort Adobe. I've been made a lieutenant in the United State cavalry.
Frog Millhouse: What did they make out of you, Rufe?
Rufe Jones: They made me plain sick to talkin' about Texas bein' better off without us rangers and givin' our jobs to the United States cavalry.
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Remade as Saddlemates (1941) See more »


La Cucaracha
Composers unknown
Played in the canteen
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Dull, slow-moving Autry vehicle
8 July 2003 | by frankfobSee all my reviews

Although made in 1936, this film has the stodgy, choppy, primitive look of a B western of 1930 or 1931. I'm not particularly an Autry fan, but I've seen far better examples of his work than this. The script is forced, the "humor" involving an Indian repeatedly trying to scalp Frog (Smiley Burnette) to collect on a bet is not only unfunny but insulting and degrading, even for the 1930s. The songs are uninspired and leaden, Autry's delivery of both dialogue and lyrics are even more wooden than usual, and the tinny, uneven sound quality is reminiscent of the worst of PRC. Republic's westerns are usually much more technically proficient and accomplished, and director Joseph Kane has done far, far better work both before and after this film came out, so I'm not quite sure what the problem was with this picture, but it had more than its share of them. On the other hand, there's a somewhat exciting horse race, and Kay Hughes, as the girl fought over by rivals Autry and George J. Lewis, is ravishingly beautiful, much more so than many of Autry's other Republic leading ladies, and that goes a long way toward making up for the film's deficiencies, both technically and otherwise. But it's not quite enough to cover the fact that this picture is definitely one of Autry's weakest efforts. Skip it; you won't be missing much.

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