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Knights of the Range (1940)

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Outlaw Frayne is a member of Gamecock's rustlers. When he saves Holly Ripple and Cappy from Heaver's gun, she gives him a job offer and a chance to go straight. Now bringing back Ripple's ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Russell Hayden ...
Renn Frayne
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Malcolm Lascalles
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Holly Ripple
Morris Ankrum ...
Gamecock
Britt Wood ...
Laigs - Cowhand
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Cappy
Ethel Wales ...
Aunt Myra Ripple
Rad Robinson ...
Brazos - Cowhand
Ray Bennett ...
Henchman Heaver (as Raphael Bennett)
The King's Men ...
Singing Cowhands
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Outlaw Frayne is a member of Gamecock's rustlers. When he saves Holly Ripple and Cappy from Heaver's gun, she gives him a job offer and a chance to go straight. Now bringing back Ripple's money from the cattle drive, he is tested when his old gang attacks. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Golden Entertainment from the Golden West! See more »

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Romance | Western

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5 August 1940 (Denmark)  »

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Bad Men of Nevada  »

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Renn Frayne: A reputation like yours carries an odor all the way back to Texas. The only thing you lack is black fur and white stripes.
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Referenced in The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000) See more »

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There on the Prairie
Written by Foster Carling and Phil Ohman
Performed by The King's Men
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Redeemed Outlaw
2 May 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Harry Sherman, the original producer of the Hopalong Cassidy series at Paramount, occasionally was allowed to produce other westerns and Knights of the Range is one of his. In fact he got to use Russell Hayden and Britt Wood who were Hoppy's current saddle pals as players in this. Add to that Victor Jory who was a villain in a few of the Hoppy films and you practically have a Cassidy oater without Bill Boyd.

Russell Hayden is a likable young cattle rustler who's having some angst about the outlaw business, but it's all he knows. When the owner of a big cattle ranch he was rustling from is killed, he leaves the gang albeit with the blessings of leader Morris Ankrum who treats him like a son.

Victor Jory moves in and takes over the gang and Hayden's duty becomes clear. You haven't seen too many B westerns if you can't figure the rest out.

Hayden at one time was considered prime material for bigger things in the Hollywood cowboy world. However he could never rise above being Lucky Jenkins, Hopalong Cassidy's sidekick. But he certainly was good at that, the young occasionally hotheaded cowboy that Hoppy had to explain the given situation to.

The story is from the pen of Zane Grey our greatest American western writer. Grey's books still sell even if films aren't made from them any more. And he was so prolific, I seriously doubt if the movies filmed all of his work.

Knights of the Range played the bottom half of many a double bill, especially in Red state America. I can see this one at the bottom half of some Gary Cooper film Paramount would have released. Would have fit nicely.


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