An outlaw gang is stealing land under the pretense that they are getting it for a railway.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gil Blake
Eustace Clairmont
Jane Carter
Henry Hall ...
Bodine Carter
Joseph E. Bernard ...
Jim Blake (as Joseph Bernard)
George Eldredge ...
Gus Sloan
Henry Roquemore ...
John Rogers
R.R. Vice President Morgan
Michael Vallon ...
Marshal Clark
Stage Bandit
Deputy Lear
Robert Thompson ...
Rancher Johnson
Carl Sepulveda ...
Deputy Tanner
Scoop Martin ...


The railroad is coming and two local business men are after the deeds to the ranches needed for the right-of-way. The Railroad Company sends Rocky to investigate the trouble and he finds Gus Sloan has deeds obtainded at the point of a gun. So Rocky robs Sloan to get the deeds. But he must now find Sloan's partner and figure out why the deeds are not signed by the new owners. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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Release Date:

1 May 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tromeros kavallaris  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film Review
12 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This 1943 entry from Universal rivals Republic for production values and entertainment value. Raiders of San Joaquin stars Johnny Mack Brown and Tex Ritter when both were in their prime, Director Lewis Collins gives both stars their lead and they are excellent. Brown plays the son of a railroad vice president sent by his father to find out why people are losing their ranches for railroad property rights. Ritter turns outlaw after his father is killed protecting their ranch. This is a change of pace for Ritter who usually plays a singing cowboy /lawman.In turn Brown sets out to find the mastermind that causing all the trouble for the ranchers.As for most of "b" westerns,everything is neatly wrapped up in about an hour. The movie features a capable supporting cast led by Fuzzy Knight as comic relief,Jennifer Holt,and the Jimmy Wakely Trio providing some nice singing. Tex Ritter was a very good singer with a warm baritone voice. He provides one nice song for the movie. The movie is lensed by William Sickner in fine fashion,and Hans Salter provides a rousing score.Lots of action and a good example of the "b" western genre from Universal Pictures.

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