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The Fighting Gringo (1939)

Approved | | Western | 8 August 1939 (USA)
Ben Wallace is after Don Aliso's rancho. After falsifying his land survey, he frames him for murder. But Wallace has a dull-witted accomplice in Rance Potter and this is who Wade Barton ... See full summary »

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Wade Barton
Lupita Tovar ...
Anita del Campo
Lucio Villegas ...
Don Aliso del Campo
William Royle ...
Ben Wallace
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Rance Potter
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Monty Bates (as Slim Whittaker)
LeRoy Mason ...
John Courtney
Mary Field ...
Sandra Courtney
Martin Garralaga ...
Pedro
Dick Botiller ...
Jose
Bill Cody ...
Sheriff Fred Warren (as Bill Cody Sr.)
Cactus Mack ...
Utah
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Felipe the Barber
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Ben Wallace is after Don Aliso's rancho. After falsifying his land survey, he frames him for murder. But Wallace has a dull-witted accomplice in Rance Potter and this is who Wade Barton thinks he can trick into a confession. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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ON TO SAN CARLOS! - the cry that struck stark terror through the bloodiest town of the gun-rules West!...Barton's Buckaroos are coming! It's a red-hot action smasheroo! See more »

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Film debut of Ben Johnson. See more »

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Another Solid O'Brien
31 July 2012 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

The RKO O'Briens were the gold standard of B westerns in this period, with solid stories and acting, fine stunt work and cinematography by Harry Wild -- the opening sequence in which O'Brien stops a stagecoach robbery by leaping onto a horse's back -- the stuntman, actually --is a real corker, shot by a camera traveling in front of the coach. Unlike other B western cameramen, Wild never hesitated to move his camera, particularly in the outdoor shots.

This one is the film premiere of future Ford stock company member and Academy Award winner Ben Johnson, who is a member of the stunt team. That might be him doing the leap onto the horse's back.


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