Doran and the Sheriff have a scheme to bring in an outlaw gang. Doran is sent to prison so he and the gang leader Mitchell can break out. This gets him into the gang but he is in trouble when it's revealed he is working with the Sheriff.



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Cast overview:
Dan Doran
Stella Lamb
Stephen Chase ...
Lige Branscomb (as Alden Chase)
Phyllis Hume ...
George Ball ...
Jim Mitchell
Jack Rockwell ...
Henchman Stone
Horace Murphy ...
Sheriff Tom
Frank Ball ...
Express Agent
Lloyd Ingraham ...


U.S. Marshal Dan Doran (Johnny Mack Brown), working undercover with Sheriff Tom (Horace Murphy) of Gold Gap, stages a holdup so he can be sent to prison and gain the confidence of a jailed gang-member Jim Mitchell (George Ball). They are allowed to escape, and Dan is made a member of the gang, secretly led by Gold Gap bank manager Lige Branscomb ('Alden 'Stephen' Chase'). Written by Les Adams <>

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Release Date:

25 April 1936 (USA)  »

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Spider and the Fly  »

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The Same Scenario
14 July 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Rogue Of The Range shows you that some good film ideas can come from strange places. Meaning that Rogue Of The Range is the strange place.

The same scenario was used 13 years later for the classic James Cagney film White Heat. If you remember it was FBI man Edmond O'Brien's job to go into prison and get close to Cagney to find out who was the guy masterminding the jobs that Cagney's gang pulled.

Which is exactly what 'government' man Johnny Mack Brown's mission is in Rogue Of The Range. Brown pulls a job that the gang has earmarked which gives him his criminal credentials and later he goes to prison and busts out with George Ball who is the Cagney character. Of course Brown fulfills his mission, but hardly with the same spectacular results that White Heat's climax had.

There's also a little romance with Lois January and the saving of little Nell the gospel singer played by Phyllis Hume from marriage to the Snidely Whiplash mastermind Stephen Chase.

Strictly for B western fans and particularly fans of Johnny Mack Brown who is always a good cowboy hero.

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