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Oklahoma Raiders (1944)

Passed | | Music, Western | 17 March 1944 (USA)
Oklahoma Raiders is yet one more Betty Burbridge re-working of an original Bennett Cohen story ("Come on Danger,1932", "The Renegade Ranger, 1938", "Come On Danger, 1942" and "Alias Billy ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fuzzy Knight ...
Banjo Bonner
Todd Wingate
Jennifer Holt ...
Donna Ross, aka El Vengador
Jack Ingram ...
Arnold Drew
George Eldredge ...
James Prescott
John Elliott ...
Judge Clem Masters
Sheriff Seth Banning
Henchman Higgins
Richard Alexander ...
Henchman Duggan (as Dick Alexander)
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Colonel Rogers
Ethan Laidlaw ...
Deputy Williams
Johnny Bond ...
Guitar Player
Paul Sells ...
Concertina Player (as Red River Valley Boys)
Wesley Tuttle ...
Singer (as Red River Valley Boys)


Oklahoma Raiders is yet one more Betty Burbridge re-working of an original Bennett Cohen story ("Come on Danger,1932", "The Renegade Ranger, 1938", "Come On Danger, 1942" and "Alias Billy the Kid, 1946" among a couple of other uses), usually commissioned by Cohen or Oliver Drake as Associate Producers of whichever version they were involved with. In this one, the hero is an investigator sent by the U.S. Army rather than the Texas Rangers, but the roots show quickly. During the Civil War, Union Army Lieutenant Steve Nolan and Corporal Banjo Bonner are assigned to trail and capture "El Vengador/The Avenger", outlaw leader whose band is stealing herds of wild horses before they can be delivered on contract to the Army. Disguised as an unshaven, seedy cowpuncher, Steve arrives in Benton, Oklahoma territory and witnesses the robbery of the post office by Duggan and Higgins, henchmen of Arnold Drew, who holds the contract to deliver the horses. Steve stops the two robbers but is wounded by ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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RENEGADES ON THE LOOSE! (original advertising under title "Wild Horse Roundup") See more »


Music | Western


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Release Date:

17 March 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Riders of Oklahoma  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Remade as Alias Billy the Kid (1946) See more »


Out on the Open Range
Performed by Johnny Bond and His Red River Valley Boys
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Tex wrangles some horse wranglers ..........
14 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this WWII era cheapie western, Tex Ritter investigates and tries to stop the wrangling of horses meant for the US Army . Fuzzy Knight is along for the ride. This film was a standard entry from Tex, with a well-used plot and standard writing. The action scenes were okay, but too few for my taste.

Tex Ritter was a pleasant singing cowboy, but not the most convincing in action scenes. This film demonstrates that and is basically just an average western programmer. The cast did an okay job with a so-so script.

Fans of this type of film will find it a good diversion and any film with the lovely Jennifer Holt is a must see !

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