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Dead or Alive (1944)

Approved | | Western | 9 November 1944 (USA)
The Rangers are after Yackey and his gang. Posing as an outlaw, Dave arrives as Panhandle's prisoner and works his way into the gang. Tex arrives and joins Wright's committee. Tex plans a ... See full summary »

Director:

Elmer Clifton

Writer:

Harry L. Fraser (as Harry Fraser)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tex Ritter ... Tex Haines aka Idaho Kid
Dave O'Brien ... Dave Wyatt
Guy Wilkerson ... Panhandle Perkins
Marjorie Clements ... Arline Arthur
Rebel Randall ... Belle Loper (bartender, Half Way House)
Ray Bennett ... Clint Yackey - Saloon Owner
Charles King ... Red Avery (Yackey henchman)
Bud Osborne ... Committee member
Henry Hall ... Judge Henry Wright
Ted Mapes ... Luke Brown (Yackey henchman)
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Storyline

The Rangers are after Yackey and his gang. Posing as an outlaw, Dave arrives as Panhandle's prisoner and works his way into the gang. Tex arrives and joins Wright's committee. Tex plans a trap for the gang but things go awry when the gang catches Tex and the Committee catches Dave and both are about to be hung. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Western

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mrtvy nebo zivy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in both New York City and Baltimore Sunday 26 December 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and on WMAR (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

In the opening foreword to the film, there's a dedication to the law officers of 1880. However in the movie's final scene, Tex Ritter opens his hand to reveal a shiny new quarter, and the date on it was 1938. See more »

Connections

Followed by Frontier Fugitives (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Care Since You Told Me Goodbye
Written by Tex Ritter and Bonnie Dodd
Sung by Tex Ritter
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Tex is the Idaho Kid !
24 August 2006 | by revdrcacSee all my reviews

This 1944 sagebrush tale from singin' cowboy Tex Ritter offers a standard storyline, coupled with a few of Ritter's signature western ditties. Dave O'Brien goes undercover to work himself into a local gang, but eventually both he and Tex end up in hot water !

Tex Ritter's films were always predictable in my opinion, but were adequate as films of the singing cowboy genre. This one was a pleasant diversion, offering his fans the matinée thrills and western tunes which they had come to expect.

Dave O'Brien was especially good in this film. He was a good performer, who never quite reached the stardom he deserved. This film is worth a look, especially to catch his fine performance. Enjoy !


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