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Gunsmoke Ranch (1937)

Approved | | Western | 5 May 1937 (USA)
Flagg is relocating flood victims to Gunsmoke Ranch. The Three Mesquiteers know Flagg to be a crook and try to warn them. They ignore the warning and improve the land only to find that it has been condemned for a new dam.

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Phineas T. Flagg
Jean Carmen ...
Marion Warren (as Julia Thayer)
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Jimmy Warren
Ed 'Oscar' Platt ...
Oscar (as Oscar and Elmer)
Lou Fulton ...
Elmer Twiddlebaum (as Oscar and Elmer)
Burr Caruth ...
Judge Jonathan Warren
Allen Connor ...
Henchman Reggie Allen
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Henchman Spider
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Joe Larkin (as Horace Carpenter)
Jane Keckley ...
Mathilda Larkin
Robert Walker ...
Seth Williams (as Bob Walker)
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Cowhand Jed
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During the Great Depression, when natural catastrophes including floods destroy the homes of thousands,.crooked, con man Phineas Flagg buys up all the ranches in Arizona's Gunsmoke Valley at the bargain price of $2 per acre. The displaced families are only too happy to buy what Flagg misrepresents as 40 acres of prime farmland per family at the bargain price of $50 an acre. What he doesn't tell the migrants is that the entire area has been condemned under the law of eminent domain and will soon be flooded for the construction of a new dam. The group's leader, Judge Warren, initially disregards the Mesquiteers' warnings that they're being conned,, but Stony' romances his beautiful granddaughter Marion,, and the settlers accept the Mesquiteers' help,, but is it too late? Written by duke1029

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A killer to be foiled---a fortune to be saved...excitement rules the range! (ORIGINAL PRINT AD) See more »

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5 May 1937 (USA)  »

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Galopando para a Justiça  »

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$35,000 (estimated)
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In the second episode of the Three Mesquiteers series, "Ghost Town Gold" the audience is shown the genesis of the Alibi/Elmer relationship as Joslin wins him in a sideshow shooting gallery. In this sixth entry in the series, Alibi acquires his dummy friend by buying him in a haberdashery. See more »

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Phineas T. Flagg: We've got to watch the Mesquiteers, Williams.
Seth Williams: Don't worry. Those suckers think you're Santy Claus.
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Followed by Shadows on the Sage (1942) See more »

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That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine
(uncredited) (1931)
Composed by Gene Autry and Jimmy Lzong
[Instrumental version heard at community dance]
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Okay B-Western
14 April 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Ray Corrigan, Robert Livingston, and Max Terhune try to prevent a crooked real estate tycoon from swindling a group of displaced flood victims by selling them worthless farm land for twenty-five times the original price as part of a bigger scheme.

Another light-weight, but watchable entry in Republic Pictures' Three Mesquiteers series, this one has the usual good photography, humor, and decent action scenes, including a good climax. Particularly enjoyable is the excellent rocky desert scenery.

It's not the best or most memorable Mesquiteers adventure. However, it's fun while it lasts, with scene-stealing Terhune and his dummy getting the best moments this time around.


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