The Forest Rangers (1942)

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Ranger Don Stuart, pursuing a forest arsonist, finds time to romance a socialite.



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Complete credited cast:
Celia Huston Stuart
Tana 'Butch' Mason
Lynne Overman ...
Jammer Jones
Twig Dawson
Howard Huston
Frank Hatfield
Rod Cameron ...
Terry McCabe
George Tracy
Kenneth Griffith ...
Keith Richards ...
William Cabanne ...
Jimmy Conlin ...
Otto Hanson


Ranger Don Stuart fights a forest fire with timber boss friend Tana 'Butch' Mason, and finds evidence of arson. He suspects Twig Dawson but can't prove it. Butch loves Don but he, poor fool, won't notice her as a woman; instead he meets socialite Celia in town and elopes with her. The action plot (Don's pursuit of the fire starter) parallels Tana's comic efforts to scare tenderfoot Celia back to the city. Written by Rod Crawford <>

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Sizzling Adventure...Flaming Romance...Hot as a Forest Fire! See more »


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Release Date:

21 October 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Clarão no Horizonte  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The song "Jingle Jangle Jingle" was introduced in this film. See more »


Referenced in Twister (1996) See more »


Music by Joseph J. Lilley
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by chorus
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Great Stars in Great Adventure Flick
24 October 1999 | by (New York City, NY) – See all my reviews

Seeing Fred MacMurray, Paulette Goddard and Susan Hayward in this rousing gorgeous technicolor movie was great fun. Story of a Forest Ranger (MacMurray), being chased by the beautiful but butch lumber mill owner (Hayward), and then meeting and falling in love at first sight with a rich girl (Goddard) makes the triangle perfect. Guy marries girl and the fun begins as the vixen tries to woo him back. Funny scene when the three of them are stranded in the woods and have to spend the night with one blanket to share between them.

Excellent forest fire scenes filmed by director Marshall. Climatic final scenes when the fire starter is surprisingly revealed and Goddard and Hayward, caught in the midst of the blazing woods, have to survive. Excellent dramatic footage of the fire and comedy of situation make this great movie fare. With today's films this one done in the early 40s still holds it's own.

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