Oklahoma Raiders is yet one more Betty Burbridge re-working of an original Bennett Cohen story ("Come on Danger,1932", "The Renegade Ranger, 1938", "Come On Danger, 1942" and "Alias Billy ... See full summary »
Dusty Gardner, bringing a herd up the Chisholm Trail, is looking for water. Belle Turner has water but wants an exorbitant price for it. When Dusty and his men start a well, Belle and her ... See full summary »
Johnny Mack Brown,
Wild Bill and Cannonball arrive looking for the killer of Cannonball's father only to become involved in a family feud. A man has been charged with kidnaping the girl he plans to marry. So ... See full summary »
Their town always had two proms, one for the whites and one for the blacks. When both proms wanted the same DJ, Brianna McCallister suggested combining the proms, which would also mean more... See full summary »
Sue Harmon gets Hoppy and his friends to join their expedition looking for Indian artifacts. Expedition leader Atwood makes a deal with nearby cattle rustler Morgan to loot the Indian ... See full summary »
Crooked politician Gus Sloan (George Eldridge) , along with dry-goods store owner John Rogers (Henry Roquemore) and their henchmen are trying to grab up all the ranches in San Joaquin valley and blame their deeds on the A&M Railraod Company. After Sloan has acquired all the property, he plans to sell it at a high profit to an eastern syndicate for railroad right-of-way. Cattleman Jim Blake (Joseph Bernard), opposing Sloan, is murdered by crooked deputy Tanner (Carl Sepulveda), on Sloan's orders. Gil Blake (Tex Ritter), the murdered man's son, exacts revenge as he and his cowhands, Jimmy (Jimmy Wakely, Johnny (Johnnny Bond) and Scotty (Scotty Harrell), become fugitives by doing their best to help the lone rancher hold-out, Boduine Carter (Henry Hall) and his daughter Jane (Jennifer Holt). Enter "Rocky" Morgan, actually the son of the railroad owner, working undercover, and aids Gil and the Carters in there fight as the mysterious Black Rider. However, in doing so, to gain Sloan's trust...Written by
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No need for a spoiler alert as the plot is largely incomprehensible. Suffice to say, it concerns signed and unsigned contracts, transfer of deeds and rights of way.
But, this is, of course a B western so no-one cares as long as all the other ingredients are in place and they are with a vengeance! We have two heroes for the price of one with Johnny Mack Brown and Tex Ritter slugging it out - although they are, of course, ultimately on the same side - Jennifer Holt, who just has to be (for a whole string of reasons) the best leading lady in the entire genre and Fuzzy Knight providing the necessary comic relief with aplomb. There are songs from Knight and the excellent Jimmy Wakely Trio and Tex, in his instantly recognisable style, warbles yet another ditty about a "carefree cowboy".
And despite all of these pleasant diversions, there is still plenty of room for fist fights, chases, holdups, shootouts and out of control stagecoaches before Johnny and Tex bring the bad guys to justice.
One minor quibble, I found George Eldredge (who?) a bit non-descript as the lead villain. But then, I suppose there must have been times when Roy Bancroft was unavailable....
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