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Release Date:
3 June 1944 (USA) See more »
BLAZING GUNS, BURNING LEATHER! It's every man for himself in a shootin' showdown! (original poster)
Dty Gulch Trading Post owner Kurt Fabian advances money on mortgages to the local settlers to finance an irrigation program... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Run of the mill B-western is pretty dull for that reason See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dave O'Brien ... Texas Ranger Tex Wyatt (as Dave 'Tex' O'Brien)

James Newill ... Texas Ranger Jim Steele (as Jim Newill)

Guy Wilkerson ... Texas Ranger Panhandle Perkins

Mady Lawrence ... Lucy Warren

Dick Curtis ... Sam Benson

Harry Harvey ... Dry Wash Thompson

Ed Cassidy ... Ranger Captain Wyatt (as Edward Cassidy)

Charles King ... Trigger (as Charles King Jr.)
Robert Barron ... Kurt Fabian

Richard Alexander ... Henchman (as Dick Alexander)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John L. Cason ... Henchman Breed (uncredited)
Bert Dillard ... Henchman (uncredited)

John Elliott ... Settler (uncredited)

Chick Hannan ... Texas Ranger (uncredited)

Kermit Maynard ... Texas Ranger (uncredited)

Jack Tornek ... Townsman (uncredited)

Directed by
Elmer Clifton 
Writing credits
Elmer Clifton (original screenplay)

Produced by
Arthur Alexander .... producer
Original Music by
Lee Zahler (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Robert E. Cline 
Film Editing by
Charles Henkel Jr. 
Art Department
Harry Reif .... settings
Sound Department
Arthur B. Smith .... sound engineer
Bert Dillard .... stunts (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard .... stunts (uncredited)
Wally West .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
Lee Zahler .... musical director
Other crew
Lionel Comport .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

59 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in New York City Thursday 21 October 1948 on WATV (Channel 13).See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Frontier Fugitives (1945)See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Run of the mill B-western is pretty dull for that reason, 26 November 2004
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

Money being transported for some settlers is stolen from those who were suppose to be guarding it. From that point on it becomes a quest to find out who was behind the deed and catch him.

If you've ever seen any of the B program westerns that were cranked out for the 30's,40's and 50's you've seen this film before. This isn't a bad thing, it just means that its unremarkable to the point of being utterly and totally forgettable. While the great cowboy heroes like Wayne, Rogers, Ritter, Autry made careers out of recycling the same plots over and over they always managed to spice things up somehow, there was always something to make you remember them and the film. Here there is nothing special. The plot is old, the cast is game, the songs are okay, the comedy corny, everything except something to make you remember you've seen it.

Ultimately typical to the point of boredom.

5 out of 10

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