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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
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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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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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1930s country comedian Lou Fulton plays a stutterer who is a source of distastefully uncomfortable amusement and ridicule, something that would not be politically correct today. His movie career was mercifully short. See more »

Quotes

Marion Warren: I never would gave thought of you as a heartthrob, Stony. Tuscon looks more the type.
Stony Brooke: Tucson?
Marion Warren: Yes, he's so... tall and handsome...
Stony Brooke: Yes, but he's getting very conceited lately. You see, we just taught him to read and write.
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Followed by Riders of the Black Hills (1938) See more »

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Red River Valley
(uncredited) (aka "Cowboy Love Song," "Bright Sherman Valley," "Bright Laurel Valley," and "Bright Little Valley"
North American cowboy song (1870?)
[Instrumental version played at community dance]
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I feel shystered myself!
27 September 2005 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

Pretty funny-bad Western here, which feature that all-time famous (sarcasm) trio, The Three Mesquiteers, as they help people who have just escaped a flood (which caused DESOLATION, PESTILATION and FAMINE, (so say the cue cards). They are offered ranch land in Arizona by a unscrupulous shyster, and it's up to the three to make sure Justice Is Served! So in less in an hour, we have laughably bad fights, a joke of a song, scary stunt handling, a guy doing a non-stop comedy routine with a dummy, and rather offensive jibes at stuttering people. All this, and this rather curious confusion with the 1930's wardrobe mixed in with western drag. Highly strange, but not really worth your time.


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