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Land of the Open Range (1942)

Approved | | Western | 17 April 1942 (USA)
Luke Archer's will stipulates that his huge land holding will be open for filing, but only to ex-convicts who served at least two years in prison. This brings a large criminal element to ... See full summary »

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Ray Whitley ...
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Mary Cook
Lee 'Lasses' White ...
Whopper
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Pinky Gardner
Lee Bonnell ...
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Gil Carse
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George 'Dad' Cook
Frank Ellis ...
Henchman Dode
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Jack Holmes ...
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Luke Archer's will stipulates that his huge land holding will be open for filing, but only to ex-convicts who served at least two years in prison. This brings a large criminal element to town but the real crooks are Archer's Lawyer Carse and his henchmen. Dave and his deputies are aided by ex-safecracker Pinky who uses his skills to learn of Carse's plan. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Hands Up  »

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Outtakes from the movie Cimarron (1931) were edited into the land rush scenes. See more »

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Mary Cook: How did you get so many people to attend our dance?
Gil Carse: They all owe me money or hope to.
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Ki-Yo My Horse Is Slow
(1942)
Music and Lyrics by Fred Rose and Ray Whitley
Played and sung by Ray Whitley and his musicians at the chicken barbecue
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One of the best of the 40's Musical Horse Operas I've ever seen....
11 March 2004 | by (Beaufort SC) – See all my reviews

Saw this for the first time the evening of March 11, 2004 on TCM. Lee "Lasses" White is a bit hard to take, but Hobart Cavanaugh is great! It was also nice to see Roy Barcroft and Tom London again, doing their thing together, too. When you think of Tim Holt going on to play in "Treasure of Sierra Madre,", Tom London with a role in "Twelve Noon", and Barcroft as the Sheriff in the film version of "Oklahoma", and the radio performer Janet Waldo, all of whom are in this one... along with great music by Whitley, it is very entertaining...and quite witty, too. The only other movies like this, from this time and this genre, that are as entertaining are the Gene Autry films of the early 1940's. But I liked this cast better than those used in most Autry flicks.


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