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The Forest Rangers (1942)

 -  Action | Drama  -  21 October 1942 (USA)
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Ranger Don Stuart, pursuing a forest arsonist, finds time to romance a socialite.

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Don Stuart
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Celia Huston Stuart
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Tana 'Butch' Mason
Lynne Overman ...
Jammer Jones
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Twig Dawson
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Howard Huston
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Frank Hatfield
Rod Cameron ...
Jim Lawrence
Clem Bevans ...
Terry McCabe
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George Tracy
Kenneth Griffith ...
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Keith Richards ...
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William Cabanne ...
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Jimmy Conlin ...
Otto Hanson
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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 <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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21 October 1942 (USA)  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Referenced in Twister (1996) See more »

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TALL GROWS THE TIMBER
Music by Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander)
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Fred MacMurray (uncredited)
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The Lives of Forest Rangers!
23 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fred MacMurray is a forest ranger, obviously, and Susan Hayward is the woman he loves. Correction: she loves him, and he treats her like one of the boys. He later meets Paulette Goddard, and they get hitched, supplying the plot of rivalry between Susan and Paulette. Costarring Regis Toomey and Brian Donlevy, this movie contains a mixture of light comedy and soap opera-ish drama, making it a cross between the TV show "Dallas" and Carol Burnett's soap opera send-off, "Fresno" in the eighties (which I wish they would put on DVD.) And, the fires will knock you out and look like something out of "Backdraft." You literally can feel the heat, they're so real. I was very impressed with the fact they didn't cut corners in showing the real thing in an old movie like this. In fact, I was very impressed with everything for such a little unknown movie, which I think you will too.


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