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Ride, Ranger, Ride (1936)

Approved | | Western | 30 September 1936 (USA)
Gene is a Texas Ranger working under cover to protect an Army wagon train full of ammunition and supplies. The Army doesn't believe him at first, until the Commanches arrive.

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Kay Hughes ...
Monte Blue ...
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Lieutenant Bob Cameron (as George Lewis)
Max Terhune ...
Rufe Jones
Robert Homans ...
Colonel Summeral (as Robert E. Homans)
Lloyd Whitlock ...
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Gene is a Texas Ranger working under cover to protect an Army wagon train full of ammunition and supplies. The Army doesn't believe him at first, until the Commanches arrive. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Rip-Roarin'...Hard-Ridin'...Texas Rangers...singin'...fightin'...galloping to glory in the greatest saga of their famoud history!

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30 September 1936 (USA)  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Max Terhune. See more »

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[first lines]
Texas Ranger Gene Autry: Well, boys, here's where Rufe and I leave you.
Frog Millhouse: Aren't you goin' to San Antone with us?
Texas Ranger Gene Autry: Nope. We're ridin' to Fort Adobe. I've been made a lieutenant in the United State cavalry.
Frog Millhouse: What did they make out of you, Rufe?
Rufe Jones: They made me plain sick to talkin' about Texas bein' better off without us rangers and givin' our jobs to the United States cavalry.
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Remade as Saddlemates (1941) See more »

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Ride Ranger Ride
(1936) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Tim Spencer
Played during the opening credits and Sung by Gene Autry and The Tennessee Ramblers
Reprised by them when the rangers are recommissioned
Reprised again near the end
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Despite having TWO sidekicks, this is one stinkeroo!
23 November 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This Gene Autry film has two distinctions. First, it's one of the few westerns I've seen with TWO sidekicks--Max Terhune and Smiley Burnett. I've never seen this before and doubt I ever will again, as it's completely against the usual formula. Second, the film has the distinction for begin the most anti-American Indian film I've ever seen--and I've seen a lot.

The film begins with Gene and Max leaving the Texas Rangers and joining up to help the Cavalry. However, it soon becomes clear that the Colonel is a complete potato-head--with the brains to match. He loves the Indians and refuses to accept the idea that any of them could be in any way bad. Gene and Max (particularly Max) think the only good Indian is a dead one--and they are sure to say this again and again. In their estimation, Indians are an evil that needs purging--and they sound like they are about to go on some ethnic cleansing. So guess who is proved right in the end?! Aside from having a hate-filled and historically inaccurate script in regard to Indians, the film repeats the myth of the attack on the wagon train and circling the wagons--things that, despite being in films, didn't happen in the old west. An accurate view of the tribes would have been that SOME are pretty hostile and some are not--much like what you would say about any group of people. I don't say all this because I am Mr. Political Correctness but as a retired history teacher, I just like to see the facts straight. Overall, a stupid and terribly written film that is sure to ruffle a few feathers!


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