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Doris Schroeder (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 September 1945 (USA) See more »
EXTRA!!! RANGER TURNS BANDIT...but only until he finds the badlands bandits who murdered his brother! See more »
When Sunset's brother is murdered, he quits the Rangers and heads out to find the killer. Posing as... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Sunset Carson ... Ranger Sunset Carson

Peggy Stewart ... Hallie Wayne

Si Jenks ... Banty Jones (as Si 'Rawhide' Jenks)

John Merton ... Cort McKinnon

Forrest Taylor ... Pop Wayne

Wade Crosby ... Burl Kohler

Jack Ingram ... Ed McKinnon

Monte Hale ... Dr. Steve Carson

Fred Graham ... Duke Lee - Henchman
Alan Ward ... Ranger Captain Burke

Robert J. Wilke ... Keller - Henchman (as Bob Wilke)
Tex Terry ... Blackie - Ranger

Jack O'Shea ... Red - Ranger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Melva Anstead ... Girl (uncredited)

Ralph Bucko ... Henchman (uncredited)

Roy Bucko ... Stage Guard (uncredited)

Horace B. Carpenter ... Jim (uncredited)
Tommy Coats ... Wagon Driver (uncredited)
Augie Gomez ... Barfly (uncredited)

Herman Hack ... Barfly (uncredited)

Jack Kirk ... Rustlers' Victim (uncredited)

Bert LeBaron ... Bartender #1 (uncredited)

Frank McCarroll ... Bartender #2 (uncredited)
Fox O'Callahan ... Townsman (uncredited)

Frank O'Connor ... Townsman (uncredited)
Post Park ... Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
Pascale Perry ... Townsman (uncredited)

Marshall Reed ... Marshall Reed - Ranger (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... Townsman (uncredited)

Carl Sepulveda ... Townsman (uncredited)
Lee Shumway ... Ranger Escort (uncredited)

Charles Stevens ... Rusty (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Ranger (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Charlie (uncredited)

Jack Tornek ... Townsman (uncredited)
Herman Willingham ... Townsman (uncredited)

Henry Wills ... Henchman (uncredited)

Bob Woodward ... Jim (uncredited)

Directed by
Thomas Carr 
Writing credits
Doris Schroeder (original screenplay)

Produced by
Bennett Cohen .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Bud Thackery 
Film Editing by
Arthur Roberts 
Art Direction by
James W. Sullivan  (as James Sullivan)
Makeup Department
Bob Mark .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Grubbs .... assistant director
Sound Department
Fred Stahl .... sound
Visual Effects by
Gordon Schaefer .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Duke Taylor .... stunts
Bob Woodward .... stunts
Bud Geary .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Graham .... stunts (uncredited)
Bert LeBaron .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank McCarroll .... stunts (uncredited)
Fox O'Callahan .... stunts (uncredited)
Post Park .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Reeves .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Wills .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Guerin .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Music Department
Richard Cherwin .... musical director

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Additional Details

55 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Sunset goes undercover ......., 17 June 2006
Author: revdrcac from United States

In this average B-western, Sunset Carson portrays a Texas Ranger out to avenge his brothers death, by going undercover as an outlaw. The tall, amiable Carson again plays the part with a tough likability that is seen in his other films.

The action and script here are adequate and the film is helped out much by the presence of Monte Hale and Peggy Stewart. Stewart especially shines in this film ...... as she does in most of her outings.

Sunset Carson was a favorite of western fans in the 40's, but his limited range and low movie budgets hampered him. This film was no exception. Not that bad, but not that good .........

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