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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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(screenplay) (as Robert Emmett)
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Cast overview:
Addison Randall ...
Jack Winters, aka Cherokee (as Jack Randall)
Frank Yaconelli ...
Lopez
Joyce Bryant ...
Mary Masters
Hal Price ...
Buckskin
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)
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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 <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Jack braves bowie knives and six-gun slugs...to rout the renegade killers of the lawless frontier! See more »

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Western

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1 June 1939 (USA)  »

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Riders of the Rio Grande  »

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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 Brothers Winter
2 July 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Jack Randall and Dennis Moore play the Winters brothers in Across The Plains. The problem for both of them is that they don't know they're brothers until the very end of the film.

The reason being is that they were separated as kids during an attack on the wagon train. The outlaws who did the deed took the child who grew up to be Moore and raised him. Of course they told the kid it was Indians who killed his parents.

Real Indians found the older kid who grew up to be Randall and raised him as they're own, in fact he now goes by the nickname of Cherokee. Odd though since they're in Apache country.

But despite those little faux pas, Across The Plains is not a bad western. Randall grows up to be a trail scout and Moore an outlaw. If you've watched a gazillion B westerns, I think you know how this will end, especially with both being interested in the same girl played by Joyce Bryant.

I'm sure this Monogram B played well for the Saturday afternoon kid trade back in the day.


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