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Bandit Ranger (1942)

Rancher Clay Travers finds and brings in the body of ranger Frank Mattison, murdered on the road to Trail City, where he had been sent to deal with an outbreak of cattle rustling. ... See full summary »

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Bennett Cohen (story) (as Bennett R. Cohen), Bennett Cohen (original screenplay) (as Bennett R. Cohen) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tim Holt ... Clay Travers
Cliff Edwards ... Ike (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)
Joan Barclay ... Sally Mattison
Kenneth Harlan ... Mark Kenyon
LeRoy Mason ... Ed Martin (as Leroy Mason)
Glenn Strange ... Frank Curtis
Jack Rockwell ... Joe - Stage Driver
Frank Ellis Frank Ellis ... Henchman
Bob Kortman ... Henchman
Bud Geary ... Henchman
Dennis Moore ... Frank Mattison
Russell Wade ... Tex - Clay's Ranchhand
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Storyline

Rancher Clay Travers finds and brings in the body of ranger Frank Mattison, murdered on the road to Trail City, where he had been sent to deal with an outbreak of cattle rustling. Businessman Art Kenyon, who has hired gunman Ed Martin to impersonate Mattison to further his rustling schemes, quickly changes Martin's story and has Travers framed for the ranger's murder. Managing to escape, Travers must come up with proof to clear his name and bring the true killers to justice. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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FISTS FLY....AND BULLETS WHINE! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Singing Guns See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first of six movies hurriedly made by RKO between May 1942 and July 1942, before 'Tim Holt' went into military service. See more »

Goofs

In the first six minutes of the film, the Ranger Frank Mattison is being chased by bandits and is shot off his horse. While on his horse, he was wearing all black clothing. When shown on the ground, however, he is wearing all white clothing. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Fighting Legion (1930) See more »

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I'm Musical Ike
(1942)
Written by Fred Rose and Ray Whitley
Performed by Cliff Edwards
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A little too clever
5 September 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Although this is a Tim Holt western, the title role is played by perennial western villain LeRoy Mason who plays a killer who shoots down a Texas Ranger and steals his badge and identity. It is rancher Tim Holt who hears the shooting and comes to a dying Dennis Moore who points Holt to a moneybelt he was wearing that Mason and his henchmen didn't notice. It contains a letter of identification and some money that he was carrying for his sister Joan Barclay who was meeting him in town.

Holt does not expose Mason when he brings in Moore's body, he's hoping in some way that Mason will lead him to who's doing a lot of cattle rustling. But that proves a little too clever and Mason turns the table on him and it's Tim that's wanted for Moore's murder.

This was usually the kind of gambit you might more often find in a Roy Rogers western although usually played for a little more humor. Nevertheless Tim does carry it off.

Cliff Edwards whose career had a renaissance of sorts when he introduced When You Wish Upon A Star for Walt Disney in Pinnochio is playing the sidekick role for Tim Holt. That's another thing you would find in a Rogers western, a sidekick who was too stupid to know what was going on so Holt would have to explain his moves to him and the audience. Andy Devine was usually just such a sidekick in many Roy Rogers films of the Forties.

Again a quality B western from RKO for Tim Holt.


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