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Rangers of Fortune (1940)

Two cowboys come to the aid of a town under the control of a crooked boss.

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Two cowboys come to the aid of a town under the control of a crooked boss.

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27 September 1940 (USA)  »

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Figuras do Mesmo Naipe  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It's initial television broadcasts took place in Los Angeles Wednesday 7 January 1959 on KNXT (Channel 2), followed by Chicago Thursday 8 January 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2); in Omaha it first aired 14 April 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), in Asheville 19 April 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), in Seattle 26 August 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), in St. Louis 16 September 1959 on KMOX (Channel 4), in Milwaukee 1 October 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), in Toledo 4 November 1959 on WTOL (Channel 11), in Cleveland 4 November 1959 on WJW (Channel 8), in Pittsburgh 8 December 1959 on KDKA (Channel 2), and in Cincinnati 23 September 1960 on WKRC (Channel 12). See more »

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Trio western on a bigger budget.
20 April 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Around the time Rangers Of Fortune was made by Paramount hero trio westerns were a big deal with such folks as the Three Mesquiteers, the Rangebusters, the Roughriders all competing for those Saturday afternoon dimes. Not to mention the most famous of all Hopalong Cassidy which was being produced at the Paramount studios at the time this film came out. Somebody made a decision to do one for a slightly bigger budget with one of their top male stars in the lead.

Fred MacMurray who was most famously quoted as saying that he never felt comfortable in westerns because 'the horse and I were never one' stars with Gilbert Roland and Albert Dekker as a trio not much for law and order and freshly fleeing from some Mexican Rurales over the border, become three gallant knights ridding a Texas border town of some outlaws terrorizing new settlers. No one knows who is doing this or why.

MacMurray and Roland are their usual selves. Dekker was quite a revelation in a part that first call would have gone to Warren Hymer. Patricia Morison who recently turned a 100 years young has all the men in town trying to win her except Albert Dekker. Dick Foran is over from Warner Brothers as an eager young settler. Joseph Schildkraut is the elegant owner of the local saloon.

The copy of Rangers Of Fortune I saw on YouTube shows this film is in sore need of restoration. It's worthy enough to be saved if for nothing else than one unusual Albert Dekker.


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