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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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Complete credited cast:
Ray Whitley ...
Betty Jane Rhodes ...
Mary Loring
Emmett Lynn ...
Robert Fiske ...
Doc Randall
Hal Taliaferro ...
Sweetwater Sheriff
Carl Stockdale ...
Joe Turner
Henchman Pete
Monte Montague ...
Henchman Kirby
Harry Humphrey ...
Pop Edwards


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 <>

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


Action | Music | Western


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7 February 1941 (USA)  »

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Along the Rio Grande  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Pete, one of the villain's scruffy henchmen, might look like just another Hollywood extra, but he was a real life American cowboy who was working rodeos by the time he was 17. Actor Slim Whitaker was hired as an Hollywood extra and stunt man in 1912 and went on to become a well known B-western bad guy. He appeared in films for almost 40 years and was seen in more than 300 movies. See more »


Featured in Invasion (1969) See more »


Old Monterey Moon
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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Passable B western that served as an influence?!
3 October 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

To avenge the death of their boss three men (Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Emmett Lynn) pose as bank robbers to infiltrate the gang of the man (Robert Fiske) responsible so that they can bring him to justice. An interesting early western, one of the first of Holt's long career in the genre. There's very little that is inspired here, as there are numerous dull songs sang at the hideout to help pad the film out to feature length (for a B-film), and the story is fairly conventional and predictable. However, Holt and his friends infiltrating the gang is reminiscent of For a Few Dollars More (1965), as they try to do what they can to bring the gang down without giving themselves away. Also the fact that the hideout is a saloon 'over the border' is somewhat like Rancho Notorious (1952) another superior western. Having come before both those films, is it possible that this minor B-film had an influence on two of the more memorable films of the genre? The answer is probably not, but with Leone having seen countless westerns with the desire to incorporate key moments into his own films, it's possible. Overall, this is a passable western with Whitley doing an amusing job as a loquacious fibber.

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