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Riders of the West (1942)

Approved | | Western | 21 August 1942 (USA)
Corrupt businessman Mason and larcenous banker Miller combine to rustle the cattle and foreclose on the mortgages of local ranchers to gain control of the valley. but the undercover Riders thwart their plans.


(as Howard P. Bretherton)


(original story and screenplay) (as Jess Bowers)

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Joe, the Storekeeper (as Milt Morante)
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In this entry of Monogram's "Rough Riders" series (no relationship to the dull TV series of the 50's), Ma Turner of Red Bluff sends for U.S.Marshal Buck Roberts to investigate a series of wide-spread rustling in the area. Town banker Miller, saloon-owner Duke Mason and the crooked sheriff are in cahoots with rancher John Holt, but they double-cross and kill him. His son Steve witnesses the murder and kills the sheriff. Buck arrives and arrests Steve. Marshal Tim McCall, posing as an outlaw, gains the confidence of the gang and engineers the escape, with Buck's knowledge, of Steve from the jail. Sandy Hopkins, the third Marshal of the trio, poses as a peddler and learns that the gang intends to do away with Buck and rides to the Turner ranch to warn him. Red, a Turner ranch hand but also a member of the gang, overhears Buck telling Ma that Tim is really a U.S. Marshal, and he has Miller and Mason informed. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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OUTLAWS FEAR THEIR BRAND! From the Texas Panhandle to the badlands of the Dakotas every desperado flees the fire of this deadly trio of fighting men! (original print ad) See more »




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21 August 1942 (USA)  »

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Riders from the West  »

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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in the New York City area Thursday 23 December 1948 on WATV (Channel 13) and in Los Angeles Wednesday 23 February 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4). See more »


Investigator Jim Dodge: [to Red, whom he has just beaten to the ground] Now, if you move away from here and I'll kick your teeth right down your throat.
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Follows Forbidden Trails (1941) See more »


The Rough Riders Song
composed by Edward Kay
Heard during beginning and end credits.
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Mortgaged to the hilt
18 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

Sarah Padden a tough old frontierswoman and rancher calls on an old friend Buck Jones a US Marshal to investigate rustling in her area. When you call on one Rough Rider you get three as Marshals Tim McCoy and Raymond Hatton come to help also.

The situation is a bad one as a lot of the ranchers are mortgaged to the hilt to the town banker Walter McGrail. So you know he has to be the one behind the rustling with a couple of other partners. Bankers were popular villains in those years.

One thing about McGrail that kind of tickled me. When the jig is up and the Rough Riders are closing in, McGrail's instinct as a banker kind of tickled my funny bone.

You'll have to watch Riders Of The West to find out.

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