Harlem Rides the Range (1939)

 |  Western  |  1 February 1939 (USA)
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A cowboy and his sidekick try to help a homesteader from being cheated out of his property.



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Complete credited cast:
Bob Blake (as Herbert Jeffrey)
Lucius Brooks ...
F.E. Miller ...
Artie Young ...
Miss Dennison
Clarence Brooks ...
Spencer Williams ...
Watson (as Spencer Williams Jr.)
Tom Southern ...
Leonard Christmas ...
Wade Dumas ...
John Thomas ...
The Four Tones ...
Singing Group
The Four Blackbirds ...
Singing Quartet


Bradley is after Dennison's radium mine and it appears that his henchman Conners has killed him. When Blake arrives at Dennison's, Bradley and Conners arrive at the same time. When Blake leaves he drops a glove. Bradley kills Conners and uses the glove to frame Blake. Learning of Bradley's plan to kill Dennison's daughter, Blake escapes jail and sets out to reach her first. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Unremarkable program western thats no different than any other western of the period except for its all black cast
18 August 2007 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

A good program western with an all black cast. To be honest I saw this before Murder and Harlem (a murder mystery that was on the same DVD) and by the time that I was ten minutes into that film I had pretty much forgotten the plot of this movie which had something to do with some bad guys trying to cheat a homesteader, who's daughter our hero has fallen in love with simply by seeing her picture. Pretty much if this was cast with any of the well known western stars this would have played exactly as it does here, though the side kicks antics would probably play differently (and had they been played by a black man in a white film may have been considered racist). If you like the program westerns of the 30's and 40's this is definitely worth a shot. Anyone else give it a go depending on your mood.

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