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Scarlet River (1933)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance | Western  -  10 March 1933 (USA)
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Unable to find open range near Hollywood, western actor Tom Baxter and his troop head to Judy Blake's ranch to shoot their film. Tom soon learns her foreman has been rustling and poisoning ... See full summary »

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Dorothy Wilson ...
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Ulysses (as Rosco Ates)
Edgar Kennedy ...
Sam Gilroy (as Ed Kennedy)
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Jeff Todd (as Creighton Chaney)
Billy Butts ...
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Hooper Atchley ...
'Clink' McPherson
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Benny
Jim Mason ...
Dummy (as James Mason)
Yakima Canutt ...
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Unable to find open range near Hollywood, western actor Tom Baxter and his troop head to Judy Blake's ranch to shoot their film. Tom soon learns her foreman has been rustling and poisoning her cattle. When Tom threatens to expose him, Judy is kidnapped and the troop told to leave. With an expert makeup man available. Tom poses as one of the outlaws in an attempt to rescue her. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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THE BAD MEN ONLY LAUGHED at the movie cowboy who offered to protect her! (original poster) See more »


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Stuntman Yakima Canutt broke his shoulder while doubling for Tom Keene in a transfer from a horse to a wagon team. See more »

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"He's asleep! I'll just throw something over him."
10 October 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

That's my favorite line from this adorable comedy-western. I liked the premise (cowboy movie people helping real ranchers with their problems) but wasn't expecting anything special...this was a surprise. The story is lively, the script is sharp, and Tom Keene is a hoot as the dumb-looking pretty-boy hero. I've seen few westerns (except post-"Support Your Local Sheriff" parodies) that acknowledge the too-good-looking ultra-wholesome hero but this one does it well.

From now on I'm going to keep an eye out for screenwriter Harold Shumate, whose script delivers exactly what western-watchers of the time wanted, but adds plenty of funny lines and charming situations. I'm also going to take a little more care seeking out movies with Tom Keene, whose performance succeeds as a strong hero performance, but also self-parody as well. I hadn't recognized him as another goofball hero, Col. Tom Edwards in the classic badfilm "Plan 9 from Outer Space." I'm eager to find out if he played such quotably strange characters in other pics.


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