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Along the Rio Grande (1941)

Passed  |   |  Action, Music, Western  |  7 February 1941 (USA)
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When Jeff, Smokey, and Whopper try to help their boss Pop Edwards, they find themselves in jail for robbery and Pop murdered. They know Doc Randall is the culprit and when Doc's men break ... See full summary »

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Ray Whitley ...
Betty Jane Rhodes ...
Mary Loring
Emmett Lynn ...
Whopper
Robert Fiske ...
Doc Randall
Hal Taliaferro ...
Sweetwater Sheriff
Carl Stockdale ...
Joe Turner
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Henchman Pete
Monte Montague ...
Henchman Kirby
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Paula
Harry Humphrey ...
Pop Edwards
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When Jeff, Smokey, and Whopper try to help their boss Pop Edwards, they find themselves in jail for robbery and Pop murdered. They know Doc Randall is the culprit and when Doc's men break one of his henchman out of jail the three go with him. They join Doc's gang across the border and their objective now is to get Doc to re-cross so he can be arrested. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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GUNS AND FISTS FIGHT FOR RIGHT...WHERE ROMANCE AND ACTION MEET! (original poster- all caps) See more »

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Action | Music | Western

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7 February 1941 (USA)  »

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A través de Río Grande  »

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Trivia

Ray Whitley (one of the famous singing cowboys) was a frequent sidekick of Tim Holt in his westerns even before Tim was a major star. For example, Whitley was a key figure in both The Renegade Ranger (1938) and Come on Danger (1942), the former of which was one of Tim Holt's early movies in a supporting roll, and the latter of which was Holt's earlier starring rolls. See more »

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Featured in Invasion (1969) See more »

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Old Monterey Moon
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Music and Lyrics by Fred Rose and Ray Whitley
Played by a trio in the cantina and sung by Betty Jane Rhodes
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Excellent cast, good direction, fair script

When TCM aired this in September, 2010, it was one of several Tim Holt films for the day.

I can admire Tim Holt, and recognize his talent, but, to be honest, his westerns were often slow, even lame.

"Along the Rio Grande" was nothing special, except for an excellent cast, some good dialog, and pretty good directing, and two very good singers, although of different styles, Ray Whitely and Betty Jane Rhodes, who seems to have had a short film career.

As is so often the case, the "humor" is not very funny, although Emmett Lynn did his best with the material.

Outstanding, and with one of the best roles of his career, is Slim Whitaker. In fact, this is such a good part for him that to see him is reason enough to watch this movie, especially for western fans.


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