Captain Woodrow Call, now retired from the Rangers, is a bounty hunter. He is hired by an eastern rail baron to track down Joey Garza, a new kind of killer, only a boy, who kills from a ... See full summary »
Texas, 1878: cheerful outlaw-buddies Jim, Lorn and Wahoo rescue spunky orphan Rannie Carter from rustling racketeers, then are forced to separate. Lorn goes on to bigger and better robberies, while Jim and Wahoo are (at first reluctantly) maneuvered into joining the Texas Rangers. For friendship's sake, the three try to keep out of direct conflict, but a showdown begins to look inevitable. And Rannie, now grown into lovely young womanhood, must choose between Lorn and Jim.Written by
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since. Considered a centerpiece of the Paramount Film Library, Its initial telecasts took place in San Francisco Thursday 8 January 1959 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Seattle 30 January 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), in Chicago Thursday 5 February 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Philadelphia Friday 6 February 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10), in Asheville 22 March 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), in Milwaukee 6 April 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), in Minneapolis 11 April 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11), in Grand Rapids 4 August 1959 on WOOD (Channel 8), in Pittsburgh 5 August 1959 on KDKA (Channel 2), in Indianapolis 29 September 1959 on WFBM (Channel 6), in Omaha 3 November 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), simultaneously in both Detroit and Johnstown 9 November 1959 on WJBK (Channel 2) and WJAC (Channel 6), and in Toledo 14 November 1959 on WTOL (Channel 11). At this time, color broadcasting was still in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so most vintage film showings were still in B&W, excluding WFBM, an NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, who broadcast this one in color. Otherwise, viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. Happily, today's televiewers can now enjoy it, fully restored to its original Technicolor grandeur on the Western Channel. See more »
The year is 1878 but Mona Freeman, 70 years ahead of her time, flaunts an up-to-the-minute blonde 1948 bobbed hair style. See more »
He wasn't much of a hand at nothing but a jug. But he was decent enough to me. I sure hope there's plenty of filled-up jugs wherever he's gone.
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Paramount's remake of their own 1936 western "The Texas Rangers" has three small-time stagecoach robbers separated after tangling with a sniveling extortionist and his cohorts in 1879 Texas; two of the men inadvertently join the Texas Rangers and find that working for the right side of the law really suits them, while the third man becomes a notorious outlaw. Despite some confusion in the character motivations and loyalties, this is an astute, absorbing drama with beautiful photography and solid performances. Who would've ever guessed Macdonald Carey could be a worthy opponent for William Holden? Dressed all in black, with a smug expression and heavy-lidded eyes, Carey is a surprisingly formidable villain. Holden, despite several sigh-heavy movie star close-ups, is very convincing with a gun and a horse; his character's playing both sides, while also falling for tomboyish Mona Freeman, provides the heart of the story, and Holden is never less than exciting to watch. Extremely well-directed by Leslie Fenton, with fine supporting work by William Bendix and a bouncy score by Victor Young. *** from ****
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