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Frontier Fugitives (1945)

Approved | | Western | 1 September 1945 (USA)
Ellen Williams' father has a valuable collection of furs and an outlaw gang is after them. Before he is killed, Williams hides a note revealing their location. The Texas Rangers are on the ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry L. Fraser (as Harry Fraser)

Writer:

Elmer Clifton (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tex Ritter ... Tex Haines
Dave O'Brien ... Dave Wyatt
Guy Wilkerson ... Panhandle Perkins
Lorraine Miller ... Ellen Williams
I. Stanford Jolley ... Frank Sneed
Jack Ingram ... Fake Allen Fain
Frank Ellis Frank Ellis ... Mert Donner
Jack Hendricks ... Jim Gar
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Storyline

Ellen Williams' father has a valuable collection of furs and an outlaw gang is after them. Before he is killed, Williams hides a note revealing their location. The Texas Rangers are on the job and to get more information, they have Panhandle pose as an Indian chief. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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TERROR SWEEPS THE RANGE! (original ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1945 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in both New York City and Baltimore Sunday 6 March 1949 on WCBS (Channel 2) and on WMAR (Channel 2), and in Los Angeles Tuesday 26 April 1949 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »

Goofs

In discussing the murder of fur trader Williams in the early part of the movie, one of the bad guys refers to him as Higgins. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Dave and Tex ride up to Panhandle who is making smoke signals and chanting incoherently]
Texas Ranger Dave Wyatt: Well, what are you trying to do, Panhandle?
Texas Ranger Panhandle Perkins: Don't you get it, Dave?
Texas Ranger Tex Haines: Sorry.
Texas Ranger Panhandle Perkins: You understand, don't you, Tex?
Texas Ranger Tex Haines: Sure! You're givin' an imitation of a razorback hog stuck in a barbed-wire fence.
Texas Ranger Panhandle Perkins: No, that ain't it at all! We're near Indian country, ain't we? Well, I'm practicin' talkin' Indian, throwin' up smoke signals, practicin' sign language - I'm getting' prepared!
Texas Ranger Tex Haines: Ah, we were only kiddin', ...
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Follows Marked for Murder (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Late To Worry, Too Blue To Cry
Written by Al Dexter
Sung by Tex Ritter
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Fur Heist
18 March 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Tex Ritter, Dave O'Brien and Guy Wilkerson are once again The Texas Rangers both in occupation and as regulars of PRC Texas Ranger series. With budgets so minuscule that they were paid out of petty cash, the guys are sent in Frontier Fugitives after a gang that's killing both Indians and whites and the Indians could go on the warpath again.

We never see any Indians in Frontier Fugitive, but we do see some white people dressed like Indians and they're after one particular trapper who has hidden a cache of furs somewhere that the bad guys would like to heist. The late trapper left a written message for his daughter that we spend most of the movie trying to find.

This series was the poor relation of Republic's Three Mesquiteers or Monogram's Range Busters. Tex Ritter sings a bit and there's some good action for western fans, but this is nothing to write home about.


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