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Sunset Range (1935)

Approved  |   |  Action, Comedy, Drama  |  3 April 1935 (USA)
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Grant hides stolen money in the luggage of Bonnie Shea who is moving west. Later when he and his men arrive to retrieve the money, they also kidnap Bonnie. This sends Reasonin' Bates and ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Mary 'Bonnie' Shea
James Eagles ...
Eddie Shea
John Elliott ...
Dan Caswell
Ralph Lewis ...
Eddie Lee ...
Lee Fong the Cook
Kitty McHugh ...
Della (the Maid)


Grant hides stolen money in the luggage of Bonnie Shea who is moving west. Later when he and his men arrive to retrieve the money, they also kidnap Bonnie. This sends Reasonin' Bates and his cowhands on their horses after the gangsters in their cars. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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He Teaches the Bad Men the Fear of Death...and a Girl a Lesson in Love! (original print ad) See more »


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Release Date:

3 April 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Pre├žo do Resgate  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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First televison showing of this film was on Tuesday, 18 June 1940 in NYC over W2XBS (NBC). See more »


Featured in Pioneers of Television: Crime Dramas (2011) See more »

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A Sure Comedic Touch
7 July 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

There's a lot more humor in Sunset Range than you would find in most B westerns. And I mean humor not at the expense of some dopey sidekick. Hoot Gibson and Mary Doran are a well matched pair of leads and the comedy is on the level of some of the better Roy Rogers/Dale Evans westerns which also had a battle of the sexes.

Mary Doran has come west to live on a ranch purchased by her brother James Eagles. Eagles is a racketeer albeit not a very good one. His rackets boss Walter McGrail hides $100,000.00 in stolen loot in Doran's trunk in a secret compartment to get it out of town while they wait until the heat cools down. Doran doesn't know she has it.

In the meantime she settles in on her new ranch where she has to win over the men headed by Hoot Gibson who had hoped to buy the place for himself.

Gibson and Doran are not quite Tracy and Hepburn, but they do have their moments. There's a funny tooth pulling scene and later on Doran gets Gibson to wear a pair of wool chaps that drugstore cowboys would normally wear. She does it by using some loaded dice on the unsuspecting Hoot.

The reason the scenes play so well is that the director here is Raymond McCarey, Leo's brother. The younger McCarey never got the acclaim that Leo did, he never graduated into A feature pictures. But he did do a lot of comedy shorts for Hal Roach. Ray McCarey's comedic touch is a sure one that those years with Roach would have taught him.

McCarey also did do B westerns and he does have a really furious climax with the city bandits who have taken Doran hostage in Sunset Range. All in all Sunset Range is a really excellent B western, way out of the league of the normal poverty row product.

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