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The Rangers Take Over (1942)

Approved | | Western | 25 December 1942 (USA)
Texas Ranger Sergeant Jim Steele (Jim Newill) spots Pete Dawson (Bud Osborne) taking horses over the Mexico-Texas border, but Dawson has an alibi. A new group of recruits arrives at the ... See full summary »

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Texas Ranger Tex Wyatt (as Dave 'Tex' O'Brien)
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Texas Ranger Jim Steele (as Jim Newill)
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Jean Lorin
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Captain John Wyatt
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Rance Blair
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Henchman Kip Lane
Carl Mathews ...
Henchman Slocum (as Carl Matthews)
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Ranger Bill Summers
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Henchman Block Nelson
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Henchman Pete Dawson
Cal Shrum ...
Cal Shrum and His Rhythm Rangers ...
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Texas Ranger Sergeant Jim Steele (Jim Newill) spots Pete Dawson (Bud Osborne) taking horses over the Mexico-Texas border, but Dawson has an alibi. A new group of recruits arrives at the Ranger station, among them, Tex Wyatt (Dave O'Brien), the son of Ranger Captain John Wyatt (Forrest Taylor), whom he hasn't seen for many years. Captain Wyatt tells Tex that, in the Rangers, he is there strictly on his own merit and there will be no favors played. He assigns Tex to pick up Dawson's trail, but orders that no arrest be made without proof. Jim, Tex and Ranger Panhandle Perkins (Guy Wilkerson) find Dawson and his men at the Oasis Trading Post where, forgetting his orders, Tex tries to arrest him. A fight ensues until Jean Lorin (Iris Meredith), the Post owner, covers the fighters with a gun and demands they stop. Dawson escapes and Captain Wyatt dismisses Tex from the Ranger Service for disobeying orders. The embittered Tex joins up with Rance Blair (I. Stanford Jolley) who, unknown to Tex... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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When A Hot-Headed Ranger Recruit Refuses To Take Orders... Ranger Gunsmoke Rules The Rio Grande! See more »

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Western

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Approved
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25 December 1942 (USA)  »

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Hästtjuvarna vid Rio Grande  »

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area was Wednesday 20 October 1948 on WATV (Channel 13), which broadcast from Newark, New Jersey, and was the first independent television station in the New York City market. See more »

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Followed by West of Texas (1943) See more »

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The Rangers Take Over
Written by Dave O'Brien and James Newill (as Jim Newill) (both as Tex Coe)
Sung by James Newill (as Jim Newill)
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