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Boot Hill Bandits (1942)

Approved | | Western | 24 April 1942 (USA)
Shady town businessman Bolton seems to be the leader of the gang but even he takes his order from a higher authority who may have tried to take Marshal Corrigan's life.



(original story and screenplay) (as Arthur Durlam)

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Complete credited cast:
Marshal 'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
'Alibi' Terhune (as Max 'Alibi' Terhune)
Elmer ...
The Maverick
The Mesquite Kid (as Stanford Jolley)
Steve Clark ...
Sheriff Jed Tolliver
Henchman Stack Stoner
Corn Hawkins - Bartender (as Dick Cramer)
Budd Buster ...
Mayor Noah Smyth
Milburn Morante ...
Cameron (as Milt Morante)
The Drunk (as James Aubrey)


Bolton's men blow up the wagon carrying the mine payroll and Marshal Crash Corrigan is supposedly killed in the explosion. A man finds his badge and gives it to Bolton. Thinking Crash dead, Bolton gives the badge away and it ends up with the Sheriff. Crash is OK and the Range Busters know Bolton is the head of the gang but that he gets his orders from someone else and that is the man they want. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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NEW ADVENTURE! (original print media ad - all caps)








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24 April 1942 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecast occurred Thursday 21 June 1945 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »


Brand Bolton: [offering a drink] The best in the house is yours.
May Meadows: No, thank you, Mr. Bolton.
Mayor Noah Smyth: I reckon the Range Busters contrived a welcome for the young lady you couldn't match, Brand.
Brand Bolton: I heard about that... We're aimin' to drink to the boys. They'd be pleased if they knew you joined us.
May Meadows: I appreciate your sentiment, gentlemen. I'll rmember them when I'm drinking my coffee.
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Follows Underground Rustlers (1941) See more »


Home on the Range
Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley
Music by Daniel E. Kelley
[Used under opening and end titles.]
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A Costly Present
15 July 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Ray Corrigan, Dusty King, and Max Terhune ride the range again for Monogram as the Range Busters in Boot Hill Bandits. This has got to be one of the dumbest westerns ever with one of the dumbest villains on record.

The Range Busters are on the trail of some bandits with an inside contact for payroll information, that's the guy they want. When they explode a payroll wagon, they think Crash Corriogan is killed in the explosion. Glenn Strange, one of men brings the leader John Merton the badge of Marshal Corrigan as proof of his demise.

So what does this genius do? He gives it to a girl Jean Brooks he's trying to impress who promptly turns it over to sheriff Steve Clark and the Range Busters. After that it's a matter of time.

This film is populated with geniuses. Max Terhune uses his ventriloquist skills to get a drunken member of the gang guarding him when he's prisoner to shoot at Elmer the dummy. That was worth a few laughs, but these have to be some of the lamest bandits around.

Yet the cast kept a straight face throughout.

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