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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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 ...
Ranger
Keith Richards ...
Ranger
William Cabanne ...
Ranger
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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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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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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JINGLE JANGLE JINGLE
Music by Joseph J. Lilley
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by chorus
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A great spectacle that survives the changing times.
9 August 2000 | by (Tucson, AZ.) – See all my reviews

When this movie came out in 1942, technicolor was still a novelty. No new process has surpassed this technique. The star quality of the actors was of the highest order. The story line, while a bit contrived, was and still is entertaining compared to other vehicles of similar themes. The scope of the movie, which includes cast, sets, costumes and scenery, can hardly be duplicated today. It is an outstanding icon of what movies used to be,


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