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Release Date:
15 October 1931 (USA) See more »
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When Shag Smith kills Jim's brother Bob, Jim and Thunder quit the rangers so they can cross the border and join Smith's gang. Jim's plan is to get the gang to cross back over the border where the rangers will be waiting. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Buck Jones ... Jim Houston - Texas Ranger
Lupita Tovar ... Tonita
Jim Mason ... Shag Smith (as James Mason)
Frank Rice ... Thunder Rogers - Texas Ranger
Don Chapman ... Bob Houston - Texas Ranger
Lou Hicks ... Henchman Dave (as Louis Hickus)
F.R. Smith ... Captain John Wilkes - Texas Ranger
John Wallace ... 'Pegleg' Barnes
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Bay ... Henchman (uncredited)
Barney Beasley ... Barfly (uncredited)
Ralph Bucko ... Texas Ranger (uncredited)
Bob Burns ... Pete (uncredited)
Edmund Cobb ... Henchman (uncredited)
Ben Corbett ... Henchman (uncredited)
William Gillis ... Bill (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Jack Kirk ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bud McClure ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Henchman (uncredited)
Lafe McKee ... Stage Line Agent (uncredited)
Art Mix ... Henchman (uncredited)
Bud Osborne ... Henchman (uncredited)
Bill Patton ... Henchman (uncredited)
Bud Pope ... Barfly (uncredited)
Silver ... Jim's Horse (uncredited)
Glenn Strange ... Barfly (uncredited)
Al Taylor ... Texas Ranger (uncredited)
Blackjack Ward ... Henchman (uncredited)

Slim Whitaker ... Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Louis King 
Writing credits
Stuart Anthony (story)

Stuart Anthony (adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by
Irving Briskin .... supervising producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
L. William O'Connell (photographed by) (as L.W. O'Connell)
Film Editing by
Otto Meyer 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mack V. Wright .... assistant director (as Mack Wright)
Sound Department
Glenn Rominger .... sound engineer
Cliff Lyons .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
Irving Bibo .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Sam Perry .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
63 min | USA:61 min (Sony Pictures Television print)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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One of over a hundred Columbia features, mostly Westerns, sold to Hygo Television Films in the 1950s, who marketed them under the name of Gail Pictures; opening credits were redesigned, with some titles misspelled, the credit order of the players rearranged, some names misspelled, and new end titles attached, thus eliminating any evidence of their Columbia roots. Apparently, the original material was not retained in most of the cases, and the films have survived, even in the Sony library, only with these haphazardly created replacement opening and end credits.See more »
Thunder Rogers, Texas Ranger:Well, what are we waitin' for?
Jim Houston, Texas Ranger:Aw, keep your shirt on. Be suicide to start a shootin' match now. Besides, we want 'em all. We're takin' 'em back with us.
Thunder Rogers, Texas Ranger:Yeah, but how?
Jim Houston, Texas Ranger:I don't know. I've got to think.
Thunder Rogers, Texas Ranger:With what?
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Undercurrents of gay subtext?, 15 March 2006
Author: Chip-nut from United States

I watched this movie because I like the simplicity of the older westerns. I also found this plot a little too simple. Even so, the rough-and-tumble action of the movie and the abruptness of the scene edits made it rather amusing.

I think that finding "undercurrents of gay subtext" in this movie is reading far too much into it. As a young man I wrestled with other young men (yes, even shirtless!), engaged in some good natured rump slapping, as athletes often do, and even wore shirts not fully buttoned. But anyone who thinks that any of us had any leanings toward being gay is not the brightest light in the marquee. That's really funny!

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