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Red River Range (1938)

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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22 December 1938 (USA)  »

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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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Hartley: I hope you're a good driver - this is a valuable load you're hauling.
Tucson Smith: Best in the land - all high-grade, government inspected citizens.
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High production values from director Pop Sherman raise this above routine

Good cast, great William Lava score, and generally high production values -- marred only slightly by an obviously fake riding scene with young Sammy McKim -- raise this Three Mesquiteers programmer from the routine.

Bob Livingston had been replaced at this point in the series by a very good-looking John Wayne as Stony Brooke, but Ray Corrigan and Max Terhune continued as Tucson Smith and Lullaby Joslin.

Veteran Polly Moran made a great lady dude visiting out West, and the bad guys -- a large number -- were very believable.

Maybe this is just exactly what we expect from the pros at Republic (I like the sound of that word) Pictures, but George Sherman's directing was actually above the average. He used a moving camera to excellent benefit and got some superlative performances out of, perhaps especially, Crash Corrigan, who was in great shape, and looked handsome and heroic, and gave a very credible performance.

Three Mesquiteers movies after the very earliest entries were programmers and probably were never expected to be considered classics, but they are. In part because of the unfailingly high quality of casts and in part because of the generally good quality of story.

There was a lack of consistency in the settings, this one being set at about the time of the filming, with cars and trucks figuring as prominently as horses.

But it all fits; there is no anachronistic feeling.

This is good stuff, and I recommend "Red River Range," which you can find at YouTube.


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