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The Night Riders (1939)

Passed | | History, Western | 12 April 1939 (USA)
Talbot uses a phony land grant to rule thirteen million acres, taxing everyone heavily and evicting those who won't pay. The Three Mesquiteers becomes mysterious "night riders" to fight ... See full summary »

Director:

George Sherman

Writers:

Betty Burbridge (original screen play), Stanley Roberts (original screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Stony Brooke
Ray Corrigan ... Tucson Smith
Max Terhune ... Lullaby Joslin
Doreen McKay Doreen McKay ... Soledad
Ruth Rogers ... Susan Randall
George Douglas George Douglas ... Talbot posing as de Serrano
Tom Tyler ... Jackson
Kermit Maynard ... Sheriff Pratt
Sammy McKim ... Tim Randall
Walter Wills Walter Wills ... Hazleton
Ethan Laidlaw ... Andrews
Edward Peil Sr. ... Rancher Harper
Tom London ... Rancher Wilson
Jack Ingram ... Wilkins
Bill Nestell ... Allen - A Brawler (as William Nestell)
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Talbot uses a phony land grant to rule thirteen million acres, taxing everyone heavily and evicting those who won't pay. The Three Mesquiteers becomes mysterious "night riders" to fight this evil. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Three game guys unite to quell the most daring land-grant swindle in the history of the old West. See more »

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History | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lone Star Bullets See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA "High Fidelity" Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In this picture, the Mesquiteers 3-M Ranch is located in the vicinity of Los Vientos in an unnamed state. In the very next picture of the series, "Three Texas Steers", the 3-M Ranch is located in Mesquite County, Texas. See more »

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In the story, President James Garfield is assassinated on July 2nd, 1881, however the actual date of his assassination was September 19th, 1881. See more »

Quotes

[the outlaws are shooting through the windows of the building where the townsmen have holed up]
1st Townsman: Well, they're askin' for it!
2nd Townsman: Yeah. Let's give 'em an answer.
[the townsmen return fire]
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Follows Come on, Cowboys (1937) See more »

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Los Capaqueroes Strike
16 July 2007 | by Mike-764See all my reviews

Talbot Pierce, a notorious card shark, is thrown from a riverboat and washes on shore at an inn which also houses a forger Hazelton. Hazelton has the idea of using a forged Spanish land grant that would say Don Luis de Serrano (Pierce) would own 13 million acres of land in Arizona. The courts decide it is authentic and Don Luis takes over the land and charges high taxes, cattle tolls, and rent for his land, and then evicts them after he taken everything they have including the 3M ranch. Stony, Tucson, and Lullaby decide to strike against Don Luis by riding as white robed vigilantes Los Capaqueroes, where they hold up Don Luis' tax collectors and give the money to the next person to be evicted from the valley. While this causes confusion, the Three Mesquiteers lack the evidence that will cause an investigation. They decide to take jobs from Don Luis as hunters for Los Capaqueroes, but Stony recognizes Don Luis as Pierce, but it is too late as our heroes are discovered to be the vigilantes and sentenced to be shot. Decent B western, but nothing really new and exciting considering there was never any chemistry between Wayne and Corrigan & Terhune and it shows here. I do like the Los Capaqueroes idea but the film lacks much action and the resolution to the film is sort of a downer. Remade w/ Don Barry as Arizona Raiders and again (loosely) w/ Vincent Price in the Baron of Arizona. Rating, based on B westerns, 6.


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