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Across the Plains (1939)

Passed  -  Western  -  1 June 1939 (USA)
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Two brothers separated when young meet as adults, one good and one bad.


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Cast overview:
Addison Randall ...
Jack Winters, aka Cherokee (as Jack Randall)
Frank Yaconelli ...
Joyce Bryant ...
Mary Masters
Hal Price ...
Dennis Moore ...
Jimmy Winters, aka The Kansas Kid
Glenn Strange ...
Jeff Masters
Bob Card ...
Buff Gordon (as Robert Card)
Bud Osborne ...
Henchman Lex
Monte Rawlins ...
Henchman Rip (as Dean Spencer)
Wylie Grant ...
Henchman Rawhide
Rusty the Horse ...
Rusty, Jack's Horse (as Rusty the Wonder Horse)


Two young brothers are separated when their wagon train is attacked and their parents killed. One brother Cherokee is raised by Indians and the other, the Kansas Kid, by the outlaw gang leader Buff. Twenty years later they unknowingly meet again when the Kid goes after wagons being guided by Cherokee. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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Jack's six-guns take their toll as he blasts his way across the untamed prairie! See more »




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1 June 1939 (USA)  »

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Riders of the Rio Grande  »

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1.37 : 1
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Young Jimmy: Dad said I could shoot Indians and I ain't even seen one yet.
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The Search for Revenge Brings a Surprise Result
15 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is by far one of the better films Randall made . The locations are better than usual being done in the Lone Pine area . The script is far above average for the continuity . The story actually flows although the subplot of Randall and Moore being brothers takes the center stage . But this is unusual for a Monogram programmer . I was impressed by story ,continuity ,scenery and even acting . Randall was more subdued and especially Yaconelli . He can be a real pain as noted in the Tom Keene series .

Tansy was in charge of this film as well as 'The Song of Old Wyoming '. He wrote the script for this film and directed ' Song of Old Wyoming ' You can see without too much thought that this film was the genesis for " Song of Old Wyoming " and why. Buckskin ( Hal Price ) becomes Uncle Ezra ( Emmett Lynn ) . Both teach the kid how to carve a doll which reveals their true identity . The Kansas Kid ( Dennis Moore ) becomes The Cheyenne Kid ( Lash LaRue).

Randall's interest in Joyce Bryant has a little play which the ending reveals he is satisfied that justice has been satisfied . Moore had no interest in her . If you want to see Randall at his best , this is the one for you

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