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Trail Riders (1942)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  4 December 1942 (USA)
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In the 18th entry of Monogram's 24 "Range Buster" films, the bank of Gila Springs is robbed by Ace Alton and his gang, and Sheriff Frank Hammond, son of Marshal Jim Hammond, is killed. The ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
John 'Dusty' King ...
David Sharpe ...
Max Terhune ...
Alibi Terhune (as Max 'Alibi' Terhune)
Elmer ...
Evelyn Finley ...
Mary Rand
Forrest Taylor ...
Mike Rand
Charles King ...
Ed Cole
Kermit Maynard ...
Henchman Ace Alton
Lynton Brent ...
Henchman Jeff Rand
John Curtis ...
Steve Clark ...
Marshal Jim Hammond
Kenne Duncan ...
Marshal Frank Hammond (as Kenneth Duncan)


In the 18th entry of Monogram's 24 "Range Buster" films, the bank of Gila Springs is robbed by Ace Alton and his gang, and Sheriff Frank Hammond, son of Marshal Jim Hammond, is killed. The Marshal sends for the Range Busters, Dusty King, Davy Sharpe and Alibi Terhune, to come and restore order to the town. Ed Cole, head of the local vigilantes, and secretly the head of the outlaws, promptly orders the trio out of town. They visit an old friend, Rancher Mike Rand and his daughter Mary. Mary's brother Jeff has unwittingly become a gang member, and carries out Cole's orders by taking a shot at Davy, but the latter makes him a prisoner during a subsequent fight in the town café. Jeff confesses to Cole's involvement, and the Range Busters, with the help of town banker Harrison, set a trap for Cole and his outlaw vigilantes. Written by Les Adams <>

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THE RANGE BUSTERS BACK THEIR WORDS WITH STRAIGHT SHOOTING! (original print ad - all caps) See more »




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4 December 1942 (USA)  »

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Dead Men Don't Ride  »

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A silly, predictable movie starring the intrepid Range Busters
1 December 2004 | by (Wyandotte,Michigan) – See all my reviews

David Sharpe has taken Crash Corrigan's place as a Range Buster. Please come back, Crash! Silly, predictable story line. Alibi's dummy, Elmer, again talks without Alibi near him. The ever present humor is there along with two Range Busters vying for a girl's attention. As usual, neither gets her. There is something strangely appealing about these childhood cowboy heroes. Justice always prevails, but the good guy doesn't always get the girl. With the absence of Crash Corrigan, Dusty King has taken over as the leader. Is it possible Alibi could get top billing? If all Range Busters films were like this one, it's no wonder they stopped at twenty-four. "See you in our next adventure!"

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