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Riders of the Range (1950)

Approved | | Western | 11 February 1950 (USA)
Out-of-work cowboys Kansas Jones and Chito Rafferty are offered jobs at pretty Dusty Willis' ranch after saving her from a beating by saloon owner Clint Burrows. Dusty's good-hearted but ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tim Holt ... Kansas Jones
Richard Martin ... Chito Rafferty
Jacqueline White ... Dusty Willis
Reed Hadley ... Clint Burrows
Robert Barrat ... Sheriff Cole
Robert Clarke ... Harry Willis
Tom Tyler ... The Ringo Kid
William Tannen ... Trump Dixon
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Out-of-work cowboys Kansas Jones and Chito Rafferty are offered jobs at pretty Dusty Willis' ranch after saving her from a beating by saloon owner Clint Burrows. Dusty's good-hearted but weak-willed brother Harry, adding to his $3000 gambling debt to Willis, reluctantly agrees to pay it off by allowing the Ringo Kid, Burrows' vicious hired gun, to rustle cattle from his sister's ranch. Kansas intervenes, deters the rustlers and persuades Harry to confess his involvement to Dusty. Kansas, sent into town by Dusty to pay off Harry's debts, suddenly finds himself on the wrong side of the law, wrongly accused of murder and must rely on Dusty's belief in his innocence for his salvation. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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TIM ROUNDS UP THE KING OF RUSTLERS...and the lead starts flying! (original poster) See more »

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USA

Language:

English

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11 February 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cavaleiros da Audácia See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The brother of the heroine (Jacqueline White) is played by Robert Clarke, who appeared in several Tim Holt westerns. He's much better known, however, as the star (and sometime director) of several 1950s science-fiction movies, including The Man from Planet X (1951), The Hideous Sun Demon (1958) and Beyond the Time Barrier (1960) See more »

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Solid Saturday Fare
12 July 2012 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Pretty good Holt-Martin oater. The boys are out to rescue ranchers White and Clarke from the clutches of bad guys Tyler and Hadley, that is, as long as they don't get arrested for murder first. This is a studio production (RKO), which means better resources than for most matinée Westerns. This shows up in the casting and locations. Hadley and Tyler make better bad guys than usual, though the rail-thin Tyler appears affected by the rheumatoid arthritis that troubled his later career. Also, easy-on-the-eyes White makes a good, gritty ranch boss, while the piney Big Bear locations east of LA provide welcome contrast to the familiar LA scrublands. Nothing special here, just solid Saturday afternoon entertainment, with some non-buffoonish humor smoothly added to the mix.


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