Very organized cattle rustlers are operating with portable slaughterhouses and refrigerator vans. The governor asks the Three Mesquiteers to go undercover to investigate.

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The Cattlemen's Association has called in the Mesquiteers to find cattle rustlers. They get Tex Riley to pose as Stony so Stony can arrive posing as a wanted outlaw. This gets Stony into the gang of rustlers and he alerts Tucson and Lullaby as to the next raid. But Hartley is on hand and unknown to anyone is the rustler's boss and he joins the posse with a plan that will do away with the Mesquiteers. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Kampf am Roten Fluss  »

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The Civilian Volunteer Reserve's dossier on The Three Mesquiteers reads: "Lullaby Joslin / Stony Burke / Tucson Smith Alias: The Three Mesquiteers Address: Three M Ranch, Mesquite County Qualifications: Top Hands - Expert Gunmen - Closed Mouthed - Dependable - Absolutely Honest" See more »

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Lullaby Joslin: Reckon the folks in Red River will kinda be surprised they're gettin' three investigators when they only asked for one?
Stony Brooke: They're only gettin' one - and his two assistants.
Tucson Smith: And you're the one?
Stony Brooke: Sure!
Tucson Smith: It's awfully nice of you to take us along for the ride.
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26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Red River Range (1938)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

"B" Western from Republic has The Three Mesquiteers (led by John Wayne) trying to determine the cause of various cattle going missing. This is really no better or worse than the thousands of "B" films made during this period but you do have Wayne here, which puts it a notch above other films that did this very storyline. There's some nice action but the story is oh so predictable.

As of now, the only way to view these is on AMC but that means you also get commercials. Hopefully one day all the films will be released in a box set.


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